Meaning of flimsy

flim•sy

Pronunciation: (flim'zē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -si•er, -si•est, -sies.
—adj.
  1. without material strength or solidity: a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure.
  2. weak; inadequate; not effective or convincing: a flimsy excuse.
—n.
  1. a thin kind of paper, esp. for use in making several copies at a time of an article, telegraphic dispatch, or the like, as in newspaper work.
  2. a copy of a report or dispatch on such paper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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