Urban Dictionary: flappy
It might have something to do with the seventh entry in there...
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Was watching an episode of Top Gear tonight and one of the hosts said "Well there's a flappy chap!" ...at least I think that's what he said- "flappy chap."
What does this 'translate' to in American English? Maybe 'happy guy' or something?
The 7th entry, actually, doesn't fit here at all, but I am also curious what this means.
If you're in a flap,l you're angry or excited- could it have meant that?
If not, could it have been flabby (fat/chubby)?
Or could it have something to do with the guy's ears?
I'm just wondering... Could I post the video on this thread that the phrase comes from? I browsed the forum rules and I didn't see anything on posting videos. I may have overlooked it, if anything is there... Just thought I'd ask before I post.
No- people post links to videos, but you can only post links when you have posted ten times. If you put the link up with spaces, I will repost it as a working link. I am afraid we have to do this to reduce the amount of spam and advertising that people try to post.
There are three presenters on that show. who spend a lot of time making personal comments about each other. Two of them could be said to have flappy ears, and one of those could be wearing loose trousers. The other could be called 'flappy' in the unusual but understandable sense of 'likely to get into a flap'. So all in all, the words aren't surprising.