- lacking firmness; limp and soft; flaccid: flabby muscles
- lacking force; weak
Origin of flabbyvariant, variety of flappy ; from flap
- a. Soft and hanging loosely or in folds: a flabby belly.b. Having a body characterized by fleshiness or softness, as from being somewhat overweight: He is very flabby around the waist.
- Lacking force, control, or effectiveness: “The stories will be filled with more action than plot&ellipsis4; There will be more clichéd lines, more flabby reaction shots, more slack and vacuous scenes” (Theodore Roszak).
Origin of flabbyAlteration of flappy, tending to flap, from flap.
(comparative flabbier, superlative flabbiest)