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wristy

[ris-tee]
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adjective
  1. using or involving extensive or strong movement of the wrist: a wristy forehand.
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Origin of wristy

First recorded in 1885–90; wrist + -y1
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Historical Examples

  • He looked actually distressed when, with a wristy movie actor's gesture of finality, I gave him the whole of a dollar bill.

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman


British Dictionary definitions for wristy

wristy

adjective
  1. (of a player's style of hitting the ball in cricket, tennis, etc) characterized by considerable movement of the wrist
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