adjective, twig·gi·er, twig·gi·est.

of, relating to, or resembling twigs.
full of twigs.

Origin of twiggy

First recorded in 1555–65; twig1 + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective -gier or -giest

of or relating to a twig or twigs
covered with twigs
slender or fragile
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Word Origin and History for twiggy

"slender," 1560s, from twig + -y (2). The famous 1960s English model was born Lesley Hornby (1949).

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