twiggy

[twig-ee]
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Origin of twiggy

First recorded in 1555–65; twig1 + -y1
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twiggy

adjective -gier or -giest
  1. of or relating to a twig or twigs
  2. covered with twigs
  3. slender or fragile
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Word Origin and History for twiggy
adj.

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

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