Flimsy



[flim-zee] /ˈflɪm zi/

adjective, flimsier, flimsiest.
1.
without material strength or solidity:
a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure.
2.
weak; inadequate; not effective or convincing:
a flimsy excuse.
noun, plural flimsies.
3.
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.
4.
a copy of a report or dispatch on such paper.
/ˈflɪmzɪ/
adjective -sier, -siest
1.
not strong or substantial; fragile: a flimsy building
2.
light and thin: a flimsy dress
3.
unconvincing or inadequate; weak: a flimsy excuse
noun
4.
thin paper used for making carbon copies of a letter, etc
5.
a copy made on such paper
6.
a slang word for banknote
adj.

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

noun

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

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