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

  • adj. Informal Frail; flimsy.

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  • adj. flimsy; frail

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Flimsy; frail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Flimsy; frail; thin and unsubstantial: as, slimsy calico.
  • Idle; dawdling.


Blend of slim and flimsy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Our plans and ambitions are flimsy,
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