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slimsy

[ slim-zee ]
/ ˈslɪm zi /
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adjective

flimsy; frail.

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Also slimp·sy [slimp-see]. /ˈslɪmp si/.

Origin of slimsy

1835–45, Americanism; blend of slim and flimsy
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British Dictionary definitions for slimsy

slimsy
/ (ˈslɪmzɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest

US informal frail
C19: from slim + flimsy
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