[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+)
[flinch] /flɪntʃ/ verb (used without object) 1. to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant. 2. to shrink under pain; wince. 3. Croquet. to let the foot slip from the ball in the act of croqueting. verb (used with object) 4. to draw back or withdraw from. noun 5. an […]
[flin-derz] /ˈflɪn dərz/ plural noun 1. splinters; small pieces or fragments. [flin-derz] /ˈflɪn dərz/ noun 1. Matthew, 1774–1814, English navigator and explorer: surveyed coast of Australia. 2. a river in NE Australia, flowing NW to the Gulf of Carpentaria. 520 miles (837 km) long. /ˈflɪndəz/ plural noun 1. (rare) small fragments or splinters (esp in […]
noun, Navigation. 1. a bar of soft iron, mounted vertically beneath a compass to compensate for vertical magnetic currents. /ˈflɪndəz/ noun 1. (nautical) a bar of soft iron mounted on a binnacle to compensate for local magnetism causing error to the compass
noun 1. a drought-resistant pasture grass, Iseilema membranacea, native to inland regions of Australia and used as fodder.