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leggy

[leg-ee] /ˈlɛg i/
adjective, leggier, leggiest.
1.
having awkwardly long legs.
2.
having long, attractively shaped legs:
a group of tanned, leggy swimmers.
3.
of, relating to, or characterized by showing the legs:
a leggy stage show.
4.
(of plants) long and thin; spindly.
Origin of leggy
1780-1790
1780-90; leg + -y1
Related forms
legginess, noun
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leggy

/ˈlɛɡɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
having unusually long legs
2.
(of a woman) having long and shapely legs
3.
(of a plant) having an unusually long and weak stem
4.
(esp of a sportsperson) sluggish or fatigued; having tired legs
Derived Forms
legginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for leggy
adj.

1787, from leg (n.) + -y (2).

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