- 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)