flaggy

1 of 4

adjective (1)

flag·​gy
ˈflagē,
-aag-,
-aig-,
-gi
1
: abounding with flags or other reedy plants
a flaggy marsh
2
obsolete : like an iris or other flag

flaggy

2 of 4

adjective (2)

"
1
archaic : soft and flabby
2
archaic : hanging limply : drooping

flaggy

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adjective (3)

"
1
of rock : splitting or tending to split into layers of suitable thickness for use as flagstones : formed of laminated strata from 10 to 100 millimeters in thickness
2
of soil : full of pieces of flagstone

flaggy

4 of 4

adjective (4)

"
: split and frayed
the flaggy end of a bristle
compare flag entry 5 sense 4

Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

Middle English flaggi, from flagge reed, rush + -i, -y -y

Adjective (2)

flag entry 7 + -y

Adjective (3)

flag entry 3 + -y

Adjective (4)

probably from flag entry 5 + -y

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“Flaggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flaggy. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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