ropy [roh-pee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective, rop·i·er, rop·i·est.
- resembling a or : ropy muscles.
- forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid.
Origin of ropy First recorded in 1470–80;+ Related formsrop·i·ly, adverbrop·i·ness, noun Examples from the Web for ropiness Historical Examples of ropiness
Ropiness of this character is not usually communicable from one lot of milk to another.
H. L. Russell
The tannin by this time will have separated the azotized matter from the liquor, and removed the ropiness.
Rouse the beer as the hops are gradually introduced, and, in some months, the ropiness will be perfectly cured.
Word Origin and History for ropiness ropy adj.
late 15c., from(n.) + (2). Related: Ropiness.