adjective, flim·si·er, flim·si·est.
- without material strength or solidity: a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure.
- weak; inadequate; not effective or convincing: a flimsy excuse.
noun, plural flim·sies.
- a thin kind of paper, especially for use in making several copies at a time of an article, telegraphic dispatch, or the like, as in newspaper work.
- a copy of a report or dispatch on such paper.
adjective -sier or -siest
- not strong or substantial; fragilea flimsy building
- light and thina flimsy dress
- unconvincing or inadequate; weaka flimsy excuse
- thin paper used for making carbon copies of a letter, etc
- a copy made on such paper
- a slang word for banknote