stringy

[ string-ee ]
/ ˈstrɪŋ i /

adjective, string·i·er, string·i·est.

resembling a string or strings; consisting of strings or stringlike pieces: stringy weeds; a stringy fiber.
coarsely or toughly fibrous, as meat.
sinewy or wiry, as a person.
ropy, as a glutinous liquid.

Nearby words

  1. stringholder,
  2. stringing,
  3. stringpiece,
  4. strings,
  5. strings attached,
  6. stringy-bark,
  7. strip,
  8. strip bond,
  9. strip cartoon,
  10. strip city

Origin of stringy

First recorded in 1660–70; string + -y1

Related formsstring·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stringy

stringy

/ (ˈstrɪŋɪ) /

adjective stringier or stringiest

made of strings or resembling strings
(of meat, etc) fibrous
(of a person's build) wiry; sinewy
(of liquids) forming in strings
Derived Formsstringily, adverbstringiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for stringy

stringy

adj.

1660s, from string (n.) + -y (2). Related: Stringiness.

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