"flimsy" Definition

Definitions for the word "flimsy" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. superl.
Weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity; of loose and unsubstantial structure; without reason or plausibility; as, a flimsy argument, excuse, objection.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. n.
Thin or transfer paper.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
A bank note.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
4. adj.
(-ier, -iest) 1 insubstantial, rickety (flimsy structure). 2 (of an excuse etc.) Unconvincing. 3 (of clothing) thin. flimsily adv. Flimsiness n. [origin uncertain]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
5. slang
a bank-note. Bank of Elegance notes are sometimes called soft flimsies. In this particular case two good terms make a bad one, as both “soft” and “flimsies” used separately refer to good notes.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
6. slang
the thin prepared copying-paper used by newspaper reporters and “penny-a-liners” for making several copies at once, which enables them to supply different papers with the same article without loss of time.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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