[ kling-ee ]
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adjective,cling·i·er, cling·i·est.
  1. apt to cling; adhesive or tenacious: a clingy fabric.

Origin of clingy

First recorded in1700–10; cling1 + -y1

Other words from clingy

  • cling·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby clingy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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