AskDefine | Define ropy

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ropy adj
1 forming viscous or glutinous threads [syn: ropey, stringy, thready]
2 (British informal) very poor in quality; "ropey food"; "a ropey performance" [syn: ropey] [also: ropiest, ropier]

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Etymology

From ropy, from rope + -y

Adjective

  1. Resembling a rope.
  2. Capable of forming rope-like or thread-like structures.
  3. In the context of "British|colloquial": Of poor quality; in poor health.

Noun

  1. Slimy milk product or other liquid, as the product of Enterobacter aerogenes in syrup.

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