stretchy

[ strech-ee ]
/ ˈstrɛtʃ i /

adjective, stretch·i·er, stretch·i·est.

having a tendency to stretch, especially excessively or unduly.
capable of being stretched; elastic.
(especially of a pig) having a long body.

Nearby words

  1. stretcher-bearer,
  2. stretchie,
  3. stretching course,
  4. stretchmarks,
  5. stretchout,
  6. stretford,
  7. stretta,
  8. stretti,
  9. stretto,
  10. streusel

Origin of stretchy

First recorded in 1850–55; stretch + -y1

Related formsstretch·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stretchy

stretchy

/ (ˈstrɛtʃɪ) /

adjective stretchier or stretchiest

characterized by elasticity
Derived Formsstretchiness, noun

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