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[duhb-uh l-join-tid] /ˈdʌb əlˈdʒɔɪn tɪd/
(of particular people or animals) having unusually flexible joints that can bend in unusual ways or to abnormally great extent.
Origin of double-jointed
1825-35 Unabridged
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  • The dancers often looked disjointed, double-jointed and dislocated.
  • Fused embryos may be rare, but cell swapping and genetic mutation are as natural as crooked teeth or double-jointed fingers.
British Dictionary definitions for double-jointed


having unusually flexible joints permitting an abnormal degree of motion of the parts
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double-jointed in Medicine

double-jointed adj.
Having unusually flexible joints, especially of the limbs or fingers.

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