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[twis-tee] /ˈtwɪs ti/
adjective, twistier, twistiest.
(especially of a road) twisting or winding:
a twisty little path through the woods.
Origin of twisty
First recorded in 1855-60; twist + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I could see his face, now, an' the twisty smile on his lips.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • Larry springs that wistful, twisty smile of his and goes on.

  • She just springs that twisty smile of hers and comes right on.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Pearly and twisty were out there, but they were not playing.

    Boy Blue and His Friends Etta Austin Blaisdell and Mary Frances Blaisdell
  • They ran round and round in a circle, and all their movements were very quick and twisty.

    The Crock of Gold James Stephens
Word Origin and History for twisty

"attractively feminine," 1970s slang, is from twist "girl" (1928), apparently from rhyming slang twist and twirl (1924).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for twisty



Attractively feminine; sexy: Most female doctors aren't as, uh, young. No, ah, say twisty might be more like it (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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