schlaff

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German slaf, from Proto-Germanic *slap-. The same word of Low German origin is schlapp, a synonym in modern standard German.

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schlaff ‎(comparative schlaffer, superlative am schlaffsten)

  1. (of things) slack, limp
  2. (of people) weak, weary

Usage notes[edit]

Schlaff is the more common form referring to things; schlapp is the more common form referring to people.

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