- apt to cling; adhesive or tenacious: a clingy fabric.
Origin of clingy
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Examples from the Web for clingy
Over the years, Miss Piggy has been faulted for her clingy, seemingly obsessive relationship with Kermit the Frog.Miss Piggy Leans In
March 23, 2014
Vivian Salama on why Yemenis can't shake their clingy ex-president.Abdullah Saleh: Yemen’s Unsackable Leader
February 25, 2013
If Karzai were a clingy ex, Obama could then change his phone number or, in the worst-case scenario, file a restraining order.Is Saving Karzai Worth U.S. Lives?
November 12, 2009
Clad head to toe in clingy black fabrics—the top half of her sequined!Zoe-ing, Zoe-ing, Gone!
September 16, 2009
So true to life that Googling “Aniston” and “clingy” returns over 23,000 results.15 Love Lessons for Jen... from Jen
February 11, 2009
The stuff was spongy and sticky and clingy, and he had now sunk deep into it up to his stomach.Zip, the Adventures of a Frisky Fox Terrier
Frances Trego Montgomery
I hed a gown o' thet once: it was drefful kind o' clingy stuff.Mercy Philbrick's Choice
Helen Hunt Jackson
And when he had made up his mind what to do he gritted his teeth and put both arms about the Clingy Thing.Princeton Stories
Jesse Lynch Williams
She was as remote as the stars, he knew, yet a moment before he had felt her soft, clingy scarf blowing against his face.God's Green Country
Ethel M. Chapman
Word Origin and History for clingy
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