flap·​py ˈfla-pē How to pronounce flappy (audio)
: flapping or tending to flap

Examples of flappy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a variety of animals to choose from, like an adorable bunny with flappy ears and a sweet penguin who loves to blow kisses. Maya Polton, Parents, 8 Mar. 2024 Asian elephants are smaller than those in Africa — down to their flappy ears. Lee Powell, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 Japanese brand Sacai offers myriad trench pieces, including skirts, and at Burberry —one of the oldest and best-known trench-makers—designer Riccardo Tisci turned out a fall collection that featured strapless ball gowns rooted in the flappy, belt-y, epaulette-y DNA of the classic coat. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2022 For your second pair, create wide and flappy pinnae, like elephants have. Science Buddies, Scientific American, 19 Nov. 2015 My flappy mom stomach and butt were tastefully draped and hidden from view. Vogue, 4 May 2022 That power is channeled to all four wheels by a six-speed manual transmission; there are no flappy paddles here, even as an option. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 1 Apr. 2022 This first look sported giant statement shoulders and tubular arms, while its big flappy belt looked almost poised to tug the coat open sensually. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 7 Mar. 2022 The strongest looks were the fruit of simple, yet bold, designs ideas: Such as a luxuriant flappy copper skirt constructed by two large discs of material stitched at the sides. Thomas Adamson, chicagotribune.com, 2 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flappy was in 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Flappy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flappy. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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