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NOUN (1)

1. a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer;
- Example: "floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price"
[syn: diskette, floppy, floppy disk]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. hanging limply;
- Example: "a spaniel with floppy ears"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Floppy \Flop"py\, n. Having a tendency to flop or flap; as, a floppy hat brim. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

floppy adj 1: hanging limply; "a spaniel with floppy ears" n 1: a small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit; used to store data or programs for a microcomputer; "floppy disks are noted for their relatively slow speed and small capacity and low price" [syn: diskette, floppy, floppy disk]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "floppy": anemic, asthenic, bagging, baggy, ballooning, bloodless, chicken, cowardly, debilitated, drooping, droopy, dull, effete, etiolated, faint, faintish, feeble, flabby, flaccid, flimsy, gone, gutless, imbecile, impotent, languid, languorous, lax, limber, limp, listless, loose, lop, lop-eared, loppy, lustless, marrowless, nerveless, nodding, pithless, pooped, powerless, relaxed, rubbery, sagging, sagging in folds, saggy, sapless, sinewless, slack, sleazy, soft, spineless, strengthless, swag, unhardened, unnerved, unstrung, weak, weakly
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

floppy disk crunchy diskette double density floppy HD high density (Or "floppy", "diskette") A small, portable plastic disk coated in a magnetisable substance used for storing computer data, readable by a computer with a floppy disk drive. The physical size of disks has shrunk from the early 8 inch, to 5 1/4 inch ("minifloppy") to 3 1/2 inch ("microfloppy") while the data capacity has risen. These disks are known as "floppy" disks (or diskettes) because the disk is flexible and the read/write head is in physical contact with the surface of the disk in contrast to "hard disks" (or winchesters) which are rigid and rely on a small fixed gap between the disk surface and the heads. Floppies may be either single-sided or double-sided. 3.5 inch floppies are less floppy than the larger disks because they come in a stiff plastic "envelope" or case, hence the alternative names "stiffy" or "crunchy" sometimes used to distinguish them from the floppier kind. The following formats are used on IBM PCs and elsewhere: Capacity Density Width 360K double 5.25" 720K double 3.5" 1.2M high 5.25" 1.44M high 3.5" Double denisty and high density are usually abbreviated DD and HD. HD 3.5 inch disks have a second hole in the envelope and an overlapping "HD" logo. (1996-08-23)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Floppy A Fortran coding convention checker. A later version can generate HTML. See also Flow. ffccc posted to comp.sources.misc volume 12. (1996-08-23)