flaggy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From flag +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

flaggy (comparative more flaggy, superlative most flaggy)

  1. (obsolete) Hanging down; drooping, pendulous.
    • 1590, Edmund Spendser, The Faerie Queene, I.xi:
      His flaggy wings when forth he did display, / Were like two sayles, in which the hollow wynd / Is gathered full []
  2. (obsolete) tasteless; insipid
    • Francis Bacon
      Yet it is reported, that in the Low Countries they will graft an apple cion upon the stock of a colewort, and it will bear a great flaggy apple, the kernel of which, if it be set, will be a colewort, and not an apple.