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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flab-ee]
    • /ˈflæb i/
    • /ˈflæb.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flab-ee]
    • /ˈflæb i/

Definitions of flabby word

  • adjective flabby hanging loosely or limply, as flesh or muscles; flaccid. 1
  • adjective flabby having such flesh. 1
  • adjective flabby lacking strength or determination. 1
  • noun flabby (of a part of a person's body) soft, loose, and fleshy. 1
  • adjective flabby overweight, out of shape 1
  • adjective flabby feeble, weak 1

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Origin of flabby

First appearance:

before 1690
One of the 49% oldest English words
1690-1700; apparently expressive alteration of earlier flappy, with same sense; see flap, -y1; compare late Middle English flabband (attested once), evidently with sense “flapping”

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Parts of speech for Flabby


flabby popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for flabby

adj flabby

  • lax — not strict or severe; careless or negligent: lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline.
  • sloppy — muddy, slushy, or very wet: The field was a sloppy mess after the rain.
  • drooping — to sag, sink, bend, or hang down, as from weakness, exhaustion, or lack of support.
  • flaccid — soft and limp; not firm; flabby: flaccid biceps.
  • floppy — tending to flop.

adjective flabby

  • saggy — sagging or tending to sag: a saggy roof.
  • baggy — If a piece of clothing is baggy, it hangs loosely on your body.
  • fat — File Allocation Table
  • enervated — Cause (someone) to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken.

Antonyms for flabby

adj flabby

  • lean — to incline or bend from a vertical position: She leaned out the window.
  • taut — tightly drawn; tense; not slack.
  • firm — not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture.
  • slim — slender, as in girth or form; slight in build or structure.
  • thin — having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice.

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