Meaning of “floppy” in the English Dictionary

"floppy" in British English

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uk /ˈflɒp.i/ us /ˈflɑː.pi/

floppynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflɒp.i/ us /ˈflɑː.pi/ also floppy disk

a diskette (= a flat, circular device, usually inside a square container, that has a magnetic covering and is used for storing computer information)



  • The data is stored on a hard disk and backed up on a floppy disk.
  • The company supplies things like printer ink, computer paper and floppy disks direct to your door.

(Definition of “floppy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"floppy" in American English

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us /ˈflɑp·i/

soft and easily bent; not able to maintain a firm shape or position:

a floppy hat
a dog with big, floppy ears

(Definition of “floppy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"floppy" in Business English

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floppynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflɒpi/ us plural floppies

→  floppy disk

(Definition of “floppy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)