[ leg-ee ]
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adjective,leg·gi·er, leg·gi·est.
  1. having awkwardly long legs.

  2. having long, attractively shaped legs: a group of tanned, leggy swimmers.

  1. of, relating to, or characterized by showing the legs: a leggy stage show.

  2. (of plants) long and thin; spindly.

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


/ (ˈlɛɡɪ) /

adjective-gier or -giest
  1. having unusually long legs

  2. (of a woman) having long and shapely legs

  1. (of a plant) having an unusually long and weak stem

  2. (esp of a sportsperson) sluggish or fatigued; having tired legs

Derived forms of leggy

  • legginess, noun

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