ropy

[ roh-pee ]
/ ˈroʊ pi /
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adjective, rop·i·er, rop·i·est.

resembling a rope or ropes: ropy muscles.
forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid.

Nearby words

  1. ropewalk,
  2. ropewalker,
  3. ropeway,
  4. ropey,
  5. ropinirole,
  6. roque,
  7. roquefort,
  8. roquelaure,
  9. roquet,
  10. roquette

Origin of ropy

First recorded in 1470–80; rope + -y1

Related formsrop·i·ly, adverbrop·i·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for ropiness

ropy

adj.

late 15c., from rope (n.) + -y (2). Related: Ropiness.

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