firmy ⇝

stiffy

<storage, jargon>

(University of Lowell, Massachusetts) A 3.5-inch microfloppy, so called because their jackets are more rigid than those of the 5.25-inch and the (obsolete) 8-inch floppy disk. Elsewhere this might be called a "firmy".

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Last updated: 1994-11-03

Nearby terms:

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