floppy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to floppy: Floppy Baby Syndrome, Floppy drive

flop·py

 (flŏp′ē)
adj. flop·pi·er, flop·pi·est
Tending to flop or hang; loose and flexible: a rabbit with floppy ears.
n. pl. flop·pies
A floppy disk.

flop′pi·ly adv.
flop′pi·ness n.

floppy

(ˈflɒpɪ)
adj, -pier or -piest
limp or hanging loosely: a dog with floppy ears.
n, pl -pies
(Computer Science) short for floppy disk
ˈfloppily adv
ˈfloppiness n

flop•py

(ˈflɒp i)

adj. -pi•er, -pi•est, adj.
1. tending to flop: a dog with floppy ears.
n.
[1855–60]
flop′pi•ly, adv.
flop′pi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floppy - a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slitfloppy - 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"
magnetic disc, magnetic disk, disc, disk - (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
Adj.1.floppy - hanging limply; "a spaniel with floppy ears"
lax - lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "a lax rope"; "a limp handshake"

floppy

adjective droopy, soft, loose, hanging, limp, flapping, sagging, baggy, flip-flop, flaccid, pendulous the girl with the floppy hat

floppy

adjective
Lacking in stiffness or firmness:
Translations
مُتَدَلِّ، هابِط
měkkýpoddajný
slatten
lógó
linur, tuskulegur
so širokým zvlneným okrajom

floppy

[ˈflɒpɪ]
A. ADJ (floppier (compar) (floppiest (superl))) [hat] → flexible; [doll] → de trapo
a dog with floppy earsun perro con las orejas caídas
C. CPD floppy disc or disk N (Comput) → disquete m, disco m flexible

floppy

[ˈflɒpi] adj [hair, fringe] → lâche, flottant(e)
a floppy hat → un chapeau à bords flottantsfloppy disk n (COMPUTING)disquette f

floppy

adj (+er)schlaff, schlapp; movementschlaksig; clothesweit; hairwallend; bowweich; floppy hatSchlapphut m; floppy earsSchlappohren pl
n (= disk)Floppy Disk f, → Diskette f

floppy

[ˈflɒpɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → floscio/a, molle
floppy hat → cappello floscio

flop

(flop) verbpast tense, past participle flopped
1. to fall or sit down suddenly and heavily. She flopped into an armchair.
2. to hang or swing about loosely. Her hair flopped over her face.
3. (of a theatrical production) to fail; to be unsuccessful. the play flopped.
noun
1. (a) flopping movement.
2. a failure. The show was a complete flop.
ˈfloppy adjective
tending to flop; flopping. a floppy hat.
ˌfloppy ˈdisk noun
a small computer disk for storing information.
References in classic literature ?
I had remained in my sleeping suit, with straw slippers and a soft floppy hat.
I snatched off my floppy hat and tried hurriedly in the dark to ram it on my other self.
As to what you've done for him," replied Father Brown, rising and shaking himself in a floppy way, "you've saved him from the electrical chair.
When he espied Denisov he hastily threw something into the bushes, removed his sodden hat by its floppy brim, and approached his commander.
At first I inclined to my brown one with the feather; but as soon as I put it on I thought this pink one with the floppy brim would be more becoming.
To complete his costume, a floppy felt hat, distinctly Rembrandtish in effect, perched half on his head and mostly over one ear; a sixpenny, white cotton undershirt covered his torso; and from a belt about his middle dangled a tobacco pouch, a sheath-knife, filled clips of cartridges, and a huge automatic pistol in a leather holster.
In Floppyland, the Floppies (who appear to be anthropomorphic burros with floppy ears) have been separated by borders for as long as they can remember.
Computer retail chain PC World is dropping floppy disks from sale due to plummeting demand.
Worldwide Computer Products News-1 February 2007-PC World to end floppy disk storage sales(C)1995-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
The Floppy Sleep Game Book: A Proven Four-Week Plan To Get Your Child To Sleep by Patti Teel is an innovative and in-depth instructional guideline for a guaranteed and proven bedtime routine for parents to soothe their children into a deep and healthy sleep.
Decide which files you want to back up often, such as key financial and customer documents, and choose a device where you want to send them, such as the drive letter "a:" for a floppy drive, or to a drive letter and directory path such as "d:\mybackups" for a backup directory you created on your second hard drive.
How come you cannot download even one's own software--say, from a floppy disk--without turning off the anti-virus program?