Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of ropy.

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

  • adj. forming viscous or glutinous threads
  • adj. (British informal) very poor in quality
  • adj. of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The 20-year-old Ulsterman started off "ropey" in his own words in the blustery, sand-swept conditions and then looked to Lady Luck to steady his dhow before producing four birdies on the back nine for a four-under 68.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Bit ropey on the literacy side of things, what with ‘allot’ being a verb meaning to allocate or hand out.

    Literacy News – 880th Edition « News « Literacy News

  • This is a subject close to my heart and I will do whatever is within my power to fight for the rights of … Bit ropey on the literacy side of things, what with ‘allot’ being a verb meaning to allocate or hand out.

    Literacy News – 880th Edition « News « Literacy News

  • In the open kitchen, Chinatown veterans, who go by Mr. Chen (shown here) and Mr. Gao, stretch dough into ropey noodles, available thick or thin.

    Mid-Day Hand-Pulled Noodle

  • He was handsome, built like a runner, his legs ropey and tan, sideburns and blonde hair that flopped unapologetically over the forehead.

    Cigarillo

  • Patriots 0 Steelers 7, 4:51 1st quarter You wouldn't need to have been paying particularly close attention this season to know that the Patriots' pass defence has been looking a little ropey, and Pittsburgh are making no secret of their desire to exploit that weakness.

    New England Patriots 17 Pittsburgh Steelers 25 - as it happened | Paolo Bandini

  • The idea of my local library doing anything more than providing a basic Internet connection at a few ropey old terminals in half-hour time slots is impossible to contemplate.

    Libraries

  • Keitel and Mol came in as part of the recast and relocation which followed the ropey pilot.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Beautiful People

  • In the open kitchen, two Chinatown veterans stretch dough into ropey noodles, available thick or thin.

    Oodles of Noodles

  • Got a little ropey for a moment with Posada getting yet another hit, but once again, Yankees can't get the big hit in the big spot.

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - live! | David Lengel

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