[duhk-leg-id or, esp. British, -legd]
- having legs that are unusually short: He crept up in a half-crouch that made him look duck-legged.
Origin of duck-legged
First recorded in 1640–50
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Examples from the Web for duck-legged
Duck-legged, short-waisted, such a dwarf she is That she must rise on tiptoe for a kiss.Caricature and Other Comic Art
"That's just because you're a duck-legged snipe," answered Gid wrathfully.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)
The most popular of all songs with the class, however, is "Duck-legged Dick," of which I give the first verse.