limpsy

adjective
limp·​sy
variants: or less commonly limpsey \ ˈlimpsē \ or limsy \ -​msē \

Definition of limpsy

1 dialectal : limp especially from lack of physical strength : weak suddenly the half-frozen and lifeless body fell limpsy in their hands— Walt Whitman
2 dialectal : lacking in energy : lazy

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limp entry 3 + -sy (as in tipsy)

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“Limpsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limpsy. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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