Definition of Floppy

1. Noun. 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"

2. Adjective. Hanging limply. "A spaniel with floppy ears"
Similar to: Lax
Derivative terms: Flop

Definition of Floppy

1. n. Having a tendency to flop or flap; as, a floppy hat brim.

Definition of Floppy

1. Adjective. Limp, not hard, firm, or rigid; flexible. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A floppy disk ¹

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Definition of Floppy

1. soft and flexible [adj -PIER, -PIEST] : FLOPPILY [adv] / a type of computer disk [n -PIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floppy

floppy (current term)
floppy baby syndrome
floppy disk
floppy disk drive
floppy disk drives
floppy diskette
floppy diskette drive
floppy diskettes
floppy disks
floppy drive
floppy drives
floppy infant syndrome
floppy valve syndrome

Literary usage of Floppy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Defend Your Data!: Guide to Data Recovery by David J. Stang (1991)
"3 Make yourself an emergency boot floppy to be used in the event your drive ... floppy Drive Preventive Maintenance There is not much you can do here. ..."

2. Computer Virus (Icsa) by David J. Stang (1991)
"From now on, every time you access a floppy in A: or B:, you'll infect it. ... When you boot (or attempt to boot) from an infected floppy, they go into ..."

3. "The Words Came Down!": English Language Learners Read, Write, And Talk Emelie Lowrey Parker, Tess Haysham Pardini by Emelie Lowrey Parker, Tess Haysham Pardini (2006)
"The book was Fetch, an Oxford Reading story by Robert Hunt and Alex Brychta. In this story floppy and his family are watching a ..."

4. A History of the Personal Computer: The People and the Technology by Roy A. Allan (2001)
"floppy Disks Development of the floppy disk drive by IBM in 1971, created a requirement for floppy disks. Significant suppliers of floppy-disks were 3M, ..."

5. Information Resources Security & Risk Management: Policy, Standards (1993)
"floppy disks are extremely portable. Confidential information can be copied to floppy disks and easily removed from the premises. To ensure that information ..."

6. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1896)
"“She's got a wonderful sweet manner, any how,” said the faithful floppy; “and my! she does know how to put on her clothes!” “Miss Nancy Davis,” said the ..."

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