from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Light, thin, and insubstantial: a flimsy fabric.
- adj. Lacking solidity or strength: a flimsy table.
- adj. Lacking plausibility; unconvincing: a flimsy excuse.
- n. Thin paper usually used to make multiple copies.
- n. Something written on this thin paper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile.
- n. Thin typing paper used to make multiple copies.
- n. Skimpy underwear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity; of loose and unsubstantial structure; without reason or plausibility.
- n. Thin or transfer paper.
- n. A bank note.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without material strength or solid substance; of loose and unsubstantial structure.
- Without strength or force of any kind; weak; ineffectual: as, a flimsy argument.
- Synonyms Unsubstantial, thin, slight.
- Feeble, trivial, shallow, superficial, frivolous, foolish, puerile.
- n. A thin sort of paper by means of which several copies of a writing may be made at once; transfer-paper.
- n. A bank-note, from its being made of thin paper.
- n. A manifold copy of a report or despatch made on flimsy; reporters' ‘copy’; a duplicate or a triplicate writing made on flimsy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking solidity or strength
- n. a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
- adj. lacking substance or significance
- adj. not convincing
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)