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  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

Words Nearby double-jointed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use double-jointed in a sentence

  • "I'll receive him," said Sir Peter, "with a musical salute," And he gave some imitations of a double-jointed flute.

  • Like the submarine crew, they come to be a breed apart—double-jointed, extra-toed, with brazen bowels and no sort of nerves.

    Sea Warfare | Rudyard Kipling
  • "Indeed I would," answered the double-jointed tail 'gator, who could wobble his flippers both ways.

    Uncle Wiggily in the Woods | Howard R. Garis
  • As he was going along keeping a sharp look-out for the bad fox, or the skillery-scalery alligator with the double jointed tail.

    Uncle Wiggily in the Woods | Howard R. Garis
  • Her friends thought it very brave, they made it clear with double-jointed hip-thrusts and glares.

British Dictionary definitions for double-jointed


  1. having unusually flexible joints permitting an abnormal degree of motion of the parts

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