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adjective ropier or ropiest
  1. British informal
    1. inferior or inadequate
    2. slightly unwell; below par
  2. (of a viscous or sticky substance) forming strands or filaments
  3. resembling a roperopey muscles
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Derived Formsropily, adverbropiness, noun
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Examples from the Web for ropey

Historical Examples of ropey

  • Sam stroked his ropey mustache and eased the gun at his hip.

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn

  • Every morning Ropey came grinning into the prison, with a bucket full of the old worm-eaten biscuit from the Julia.

  • The ropey, rubbery something was the tube connecting the heater with the gas-fixture.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport

    Robert Neilson Stephens