Adjective -- a state of food that has spoiled to the point that when pulled apart it appears to have slimy strings or ropes between the parts, while appearing fresh on the outside.
While working with the Obama campaign, I grabbed a piece of sweet potato pie that was in the kitchen. Later to get home and bite into it and find that it had spoiled and was all ropey.
unwell...usually alcohol related
im feeling a bit ropey from that curry i had last night, or maybe it was a bad pint
Someone who is not very good to look at - A little on the thin/ugly/haggered side
*Billy is going out with Jane you know*
*Jesus shes dead Ropey*
To be a little bit toey, a little on edge perhaps even horny - generally brought on by fluourescent corporate chicken shed work cubicle lifestyle - doing that 9 to 5 thing with a rod up your back and just wanting to break free or sedate with drugs - the state of frustration!!! Often associated with upcoming corporate outfits with poor work culture and no feng shui.
Jeez its only Monday and I am fully ropey - anyone want to knock a couple off with me to take the edge off!