flap·py | \ˈfla-pē \

Definition of flappy 

: flapping or tending to flap

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Bugs! Bugs everywhere! OK, these are happy, flappy little bugs with beautiful wings flitting about in a serene dance that calms the soul. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Broward County: Where serenity comes in the form of butterflies," 6 May 2018 Neither Bradley Whitford’s foppish, flappy bow tie nor Daniel Kaluuya’s unusual cigar-brown velvet tuxedo provoked any pointed barbs or even raised eyebrows from the fashion police on E! and ABC. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Men Had It Easy on the Oscars Red Carpet. What If They Didn’t?," 5 Mar. 2018 For some reason, Betty just can't resist the allure of Jughead's flappy black hair. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "'Riverdale' Season 2 Episode 10 Recap: Betty's Brother Is Here...and He's Creepy as Hell," 17 Jan. 2018 Trump was that hostile-jaunty guy in the big flappy suit, with the vaudeville hair, the pursed lips, and the glare. Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, "How Jokes Won the Election," 23 Jan. 2017 Yep, like those flappy belt-purses your parents lived for in the '80s. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kendall Jenner's Latest Fashion Obsession Is Straight Out of Your Dad's Closet," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of flappy

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flappy was in 1858

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to reject or criticize sharply

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