limpsy

adjective

limp·​sy
variants or less commonly limpsey
ˈlimpsē
or limsy
-msē
1
dialectal : limp especially from lack of physical strength : weak
suddenly the half-frozen and lifeless body fell limpsy in their handsWalt Whitman
2
dialectal : lacking in energy : lazy

Word History

Etymology

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 29 Feb. 2024.

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