flag·​gy | \ ˈflagē, -aag-, -aig-, -gi \

Definition of flaggy

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : abounding with flags or other reedy plants a flaggy marsh
2 obsolete : like an iris or other flag
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Definition of flaggy (Entry 2 of 4)

1 archaic : soft and flabby
2 archaic : hanging limply : drooping
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Definition of flaggy (Entry 3 of 4)

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
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Definition of flaggy (Entry 4 of 4)

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

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History and Etymology for flaggy

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 16 Jan. 2021.

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