[flim-zee] /ˈflɪm zi/

adjective, flimsier, flimsiest.
without material strength or solidity:
a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure.
weak; inadequate; not effective or convincing:
a flimsy excuse.
noun, plural flimsies.
a thin kind of paper, especially for use in making several copies at a time of an article, telegraphic dispatch, or the like, as in newspaper work.
a copy of a report or dispatch on such paper.
adjective -sier, -siest
not strong or substantial; fragile: a flimsy building
light and thin: a flimsy dress
unconvincing or inadequate; weak: a flimsy excuse
thin paper used for making carbon copies of a letter, etc
a copy made on such paper
a slang word for banknote

1702, of unknown origin, perhaps a metathesis of film (n.) “gauzy covering” + -y (2). Related: Flimsily; flimsiness.


A copy of a bill, artwork, etc, on thin paper (1857+)


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