Definition of flabby in English:

flabby

adjective

  • 1(of a part of a person's body) soft, loose, and fleshy.

    ‘this exercise helps to flatten a flabby stomach’
    • ‘Our bodies had become soft and flabby from lack of work and our souls were damaged far beyond repair.’
    • ‘I had bulging thighs and a flabby stomach, and if anyone tried to acknowledge my eating habits, I would strike so fast, without wondering if they meant anything by it or not.’
    • ‘I said that she had muscular arms but a flabby stomach.’
    • ‘He was so glad that he didn't have a flabby stomach.’
    • ‘He gestured to her stomach and flabby arms before folding his own arms.’
    • ‘As I look at my flabby body and my wasted muscles it is truly amazing that it managed to run 26.2 miles just 52 weeks ago.’
    • ‘A couple of older women, their full cups of beer held by their teeth, were just clapping away, some of the beer splashing out as their heads bobbed in time with their flabby arms.’
    • ‘I cannot understand how I let silly things bother me before, like a flabby stomach.’
    • ‘You hardly need reminding that a hardcore physique complete with ripped abs is likely to be much more attractive than a flabby body weighed down by its own fat.’
    • ‘In a moment he lay there naked, his white and flabby body shaking despite the heat.’
    • ‘I have a flabby stomach and I tried situps but it's not working.’
    • ‘As time goes on, his body grows muscular and thick, no longer flabby or soft.’
    • ‘He lost so much fat that he was able to transform his flabby body into a shredded physique complete with ripped abs!’
    • ‘Inside that flabby body is a warm, sensitive, intelligent person screaming to be given a chance.’
    • ‘She laughed at herself, pinching her flabby stomach.’
    • ‘The aging body also starts getting flabby so exercises are vital.’
    • ‘Still, for people to be so interested in you that your cellulite, bad-hair days and flabby stomach become a topic of conversation is affirmation of a sort.’
    • ‘Her body, big and flabby, jiggled as she shoved herself through the open door way and closed the oak door behind her.’
    • ‘Five minutes a day of abdominal exercise will tone a flabby stomach.’
    • ‘Besides, it improves general body shape - no one wants a flabby stomach in the summer!’
    soft, loose, flaccid, unfirm, yielding, slack, lax, out of tone, drooping, droopy, sagging, saggy, pendulous, limp
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    1. 1.1 Having soft, loose flesh; overweight.
      • ‘Sedate motorway driving in my comfortable car is making me soft and flabby, but I've seen the future.’
      • ‘Quite a few participants said they like fleshy, flabby partners.’
      • ‘They were about the same size, but while Seamus had been flabby, this man had the appearance of sinuous strength.’
      • ‘But perhaps it is justified to form a negative assessment about the judgment and diligence of a person who is overweight and flabby.’
      • ‘I feel flabby, unhealthy and basically so out-of-form.’
      • ‘The training will include a physical regime at a military boot camp, after the US military complained that the journalists in the Afghan war were flabby and unfit, and slowed troops down.’
      fat, fleshy, overweight, plump, chubby, portly, rotund, meaty, broad in the beam, of ample proportions, obese, corpulent, bloated, gross
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    2. 1.2 Lacking strength, vitality, or effectiveness.
      ‘flabby, colourless prose’
      • ‘But there's a huge advantage in being a private company, as long as we use that wisely and don't become flabby or soft in the way we approach the business.’
      • ‘You drop in a reference, maybe, to a more famous band, mention how they're so damn flabby and weak compared to this fantastic fantastic new thing.’
      • ‘The bloated, flabby, obfuscatory writing, strewn across multiple opinions has wearied readers for two decades.’
      • ‘What did happen was that the unions got flabby and weak.’
      • ‘Trilling was concerned that, with such a dearth of intellectual challenge, liberalism would become soft, complacent, flabby.’

Origin

Late 17th century: alteration of earlier flappy.

Pronunciation

flabby

/ˈflabi/