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leggy

[ leg-ee ]
/ ˈlɛg i /
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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.
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Origin of leggy

First recorded in 1780–90; leg + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM leggy

leg·gi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leggy

leggy
/ (ˈlɛɡɪ) /

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

Derived forms of leggy

legginess, noun
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