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.
His slimsy silver spoon, dented with toothmarks of an ancestor who had died in a delirium, was laid evenly by his plate.
A “miss” of an uncertain number of years, more or less brains, a slimsy figure, nut-cracker face and store teeth, goes raiding about the country attempting to teach mothers and wives their duty ....
A "miss" of an uncertain number of years, more or less brains, a slimsy figure, nut-cracker face and store teeth, goes raiding about the country attempting to teach mothers and wives their duty ....
They were none of the slimsy, composition-filled, aniline-dyed calicoes of to-day.
If there were sewn with these strips of light cotton stuff of equal width, the carpet would prove a poor thing, heavy in spots and slimsy in others.
Cradle sheets of this thin, closely woven, white worsted stuff are not slimsy like thin flannel, yet are softer than flannel.
Pick out a smart, handy woman that can make butter yaller as gold, that'll bring gold, and not such limpsy-slimsy, ghostly-looking stuff as you've brought me.
In like manner, I have heard of a prayer preferred by a somewhat simple New Englander, who was overheard offering his petition behind a clump of bushes in a field: "O Lord, I want a new coat -- good cloth -- none of your coarse, flimsy, slimsy, sleazy kind of stuff, but a good piece of thick, warm, comfortable broadcloth -- such as Bill Hale wears."
"The jobber sent it up by accident," he explained; "I can't see anything to it -- for the price; it's too slimsy.
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