Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking firmness; flaccid: getting flabby around the waist. See Synonyms at limp.
  • adj. Lacking force or vitality; ineffectual: flabby self-pity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Yielding to the touch, and easily moved or shaken; hanging loose by its own weight; wanting firmness; flaccid; as, flabby flesh.
  • adj. Having a slight lack of acidity; having mild sweetness.
  • adj. Turgid or overwrought.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Yielding to the touch, and easily moved or shaken; hanging loose by its own weight; wanting firmness; flaccid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without firmness or elasticity; hanging loose by its own weight; lax; flaccid: said chiefly of flesh: as, flabby cheeks.
  • Figuratively, nerveless; languid; feeble; lacking substance or force: as, a flabby manner; flabby logic or rhetoric.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Alteration of flappy, tending to flap, from flap.

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  • The name of a dog in War and Peace. The same animal is also referred to as Gray, Azor and Femgalka.

    November 16, 2007