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[duhk-leg-id or, esp. British, -legd]
  1. having legs that are unusually short: He crept up in a half-crouch that made him look duck-legged.
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Origin of duck-legged

First recorded in 1640–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Duck-legged, short-waisted, such a dwarf she is That she must rise on tiptoe for a kiss.

    Caricature and Other Comic Art

    James Parton.

  • "That's just because you're a duck-legged snipe," answered Gid wrathfully.

  • The most popular of all songs with the class, however, is "Duck-legged Dick," of which I give the first verse.