AskDefine | Define floppy

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floppy adj : hanging limply; "a spaniel with floppy ears" n : a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer; "floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price" [syn: diskette, floppy disk] [also: floppiest, floppier]

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Etymology

Adjective

  1. Limp, not hard, firm, or rigid; flexible.

Quotations

  • 2005, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 3,
    The smile, the white collar worn with a dark shirt, the floppy breast-pocket handkerchief would surely be famous when the chaps in the rows behind were mere forgotten grins and frowns.

Derived terms

Translations

limp, not hard, firm or rigid; flexible

Noun

  1. A floppy disk

Synonyms

Translations

(computing) a floppy disk

Extensive Definition

Floppy may refer to:
floppy in Slovak: Floppy

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