[duhb-uh l-join-tid]
  1. (of particular people or animals) having unusually flexible joints that can bend in unusual ways or to abnormally great extent.

Origin of double-jointed

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for double-jointed


  1. having unusually flexible joints permitting an abnormal degree of motion of the parts
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double-jointed in Medicine


  1. Having unusually flexible joints, especially of the limbs or fingers.
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