- a slender shoot of a tree or other plant.
- a small offshoot from a branch or stem.
- a small, dry, woody piece fallen from a branch: a fire of twigs.
- Anatomy. one of the minute branches of a blood vessel or nerve.
Origin of twig1
- to look at; observe: Now, twig the man climbing there, will you?
- to see; perceive: Do you twig the difference in colors?
- to understand.
- to understand.
Origin of twig2
- style; fashion.
Origin of twig3
Examples from the Web for twig
Suddenly, we hear the sound of a twig cracking; all three men look around anxiously, particularly JASON.Who Killed the Horror Film?
March 13, 2009
Close on our right a twig snapped and I began to gather myself for the spring.The Trail Book
Not a sound disturbed the oppressive quiet, not the quiver of a twig.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
Was it his imagination, or did a branch snap, a twig rustle down the road?The Green Satin Gown
Laura E. Richards
The painter would not depict every twig, as would the naturalist.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
At first they could not break it, but when they took it twig by twig they broke it easily.Master and Man
- any small branch or shoot of a tree or other woody plant
- something resembling this, esp a minute branch of a blood vessel
- to understand (something)
- to find out or suddenly comprehend (something)he hasn't twigged yet
- (tr) rare to perceive (something)
Word Origin and History for twig
Old English twigge, from Proto-Germanic *twigan (cf. Middle Dutch twijch, Dutch twijg, Old High German zwig, German Zweig "branch, twig"), from the root of twi- (see twin), here meaning "forked" (as in Old English twisel "fork, point of division").