Pronunciation: (flim'zē), [key]
—adj., -si•er, -si•est,
—n., pl. -sies.
1. without material strength or solidity: a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure.
2. weak; inadequate; not effective or convincing: a flimsy excuse.
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.