Flimsy Definition

flĭmzē
flimsier, flimsies, flimsiest
adjective
flimsier, flimsiest
Light, thin, and insubstantial.
A flimsy fabric.
American Heritage
Thin and easily broken or damaged; poorly made and fragile; frail.
Webster's New World
Ill-conceived and inadequate; ineffectual.
A flimsy excuse.
Webster's New World

Likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile.

He expected the flimsy structure to collapse at any moment.
Wiktionary
noun
flimsies
A sheet of thin paper, as used for carbon copies.
Webster's New World
Written or typed copy on such paper.
Webster's New World

(informal, in the plural) Skimpy underwear.

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Other Word Forms of Flimsy

Noun

Singular:
flimsy
Plural:
flimsies

Adjective

Base Form:
flimsy
Comparative:
flimsier
Superlative:
flimsiest

Origin of Flimsy

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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