- The definition of flimsy is something which is lacking in strength or thin and easily broken.
An example of flimsy is a child's playhouse made of foam.
- thin and easily broken or damaged; poorly made and fragile; frail
- ill-conceived and inadequate; ineffectual: a flimsy excuse
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- a sheet of thin paper, as used for carbon copies
- written or typed copy on such paper
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adjective flim·si·er, flim·si·est
- Light, thin, and insubstantial: a flimsy fabric.
- Lacking solidity or strength: a flimsy table.
- Lacking plausibility; unconvincing: a flimsy excuse.
- Thin paper usually used to make multiple copies.
- Something written on this thin paper.
Origin: Origin unknown.
- flimˈsi·ly adverb
- flimˈsi·ness noun