ropy

[ roh-pee ]
/ ˈroʊ pi /

adjective, rop·i·er, rop·i·est.

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

Origin of ropy

First recorded in 1470–80; rope + -y1
Related formsrop·i·ly, adverbrop·i·ness, noun
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ropy


adj.

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

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