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[ban-dee-leg-id, -legd] /ˈbæn diˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd/
having crooked legs; bowlegged.
Origin of bandy-legged
First recorded in 1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He introduced her to his brother officers, and all went well for about a fortnight, when she eloped with a bandy-legged tinker.

  • He was bandy-legged from being coaxed to stand alone too soon.

    An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood
  • Sometimes he would appear on deck in the middle of the night, looking very grotesque and bandy-legged in his sleeping suit.

    Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
  • When he stood up, Gloria saw that he was bandy-legged and very short.

  • Did I swap a dress suit for this bandy-legged pup, I wonder?

    The Woman Gives Owen Johnson
  • Lots of boys pretend they are bandy-legged when they see me coming.'

  • This message could hardly have come from Beth's "bandy-legged buzzard."

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • The wood-box yielded him; a small, jovial, bandy-legged puppy.

    A Man's Hearth Eleanor M. Ingram
  • "And very wide awake she is, is Miss Todd," said the admiring Mr. Wutsanbeans, as he stood among his bandy-legged satellites.

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
  • Tiny, malformed, and bandy-legged, it was still the spitting image of him.

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