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twisty

[twis-tee]
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adjective, twist·i·er, twist·i·est.
  1. (especially of a road) twisting or winding: a twisty little path through the woods.
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Origin of twisty

First recorded in 1855–60; twist + -y1
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Historical Examples

  • I could see his face, now, an' the twisty smile on his lips.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx

  • Larry springs that wistful, twisty smile of his and goes on.

  • She just springs that twisty smile of hers and comes right on.

  • Pearly and Twisty were out there, but they were not playing.

    Boy Blue and His Friends

    Etta Austin Blaisdell and Mary Frances Blaisdell

  • They ran round and round in a circle, and all their movements were very quick and twisty.

    The Crock of Gold

    James Stephens


Word Origin and History for twisty

adj.

"attractively feminine," 1970s slang, is from twist "girl" (1928), apparently from rhyming slang twist and twirl (1924).

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