Definition of flimsy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflɪmzi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɪmzi//
    (flimsier, flimsiest)
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  1. 1badly made and not strong enough for the purpose for which it is used synonym rickety a flimsy table
  2. 2(of material) thin and easily torn a flimsy piece of paper/fabric/plastic
  3. 3difficult to believe synonym feeble a flimsy excuse/explanation The evidence against him is pretty flimsy. He keeps calling on the flimsiest of pretexts.
  4. Word Originearly 18th cent.: probably from flimflam.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flimsy