twiggy

[ twig-ee ]
/ ˈtwɪg i /

adjective, twig·gi·er, twig·gi·est.

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

Nearby words

  1. twiddle one's thumbs,
  2. twig,
  3. twig blight,
  4. twig borer,
  5. twig girdler,
  6. twilight,
  7. twilight glow,
  8. twilight of the gods,
  9. twilight sleep,
  10. twilight state

Origin of twiggy

First recorded in 1555–65; twig1 + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for twiggy

twiggy

/ (ˈtwɪɡɪ) /

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

twiggy

adj.

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

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