adjective, leg·gi·er, leg·gi·est.
- having awkwardly long legs.
- having long, attractively shaped legs: a group of tanned, leggy swimmers.
- of, relating to, or characterized by showing the legs: a leggy stage show.
- (of plants) long and thin; spindly.
Origin of leggy
Related formsleg·gi·ness, noun
First recorded in 1780–90; leg
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for legginess
Historical Examples of legginess
Legginess is a fault that breeders must be careful to avoid.
Legginess is bad enough in a woman, but bandy legginess is impossible.
British Dictionary definitions for legginess
Derived Formslegginess, noun adjective -gier or -giest
- having unusually long legs
- (of a woman) having long and shapely legs
- (of a plant) having an unusually long and weak stem
- (esp of a sportsperson) sluggish or fatigued; having tired legs
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Word Origin and History for legginess
1787, from leg (n.) + -y (2).
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