leggy

[leg-ee]
adjective, leggier, leggiest.
1.
having awkwardly long legs.
2.
having long, attractively shaped legs: a group of tanned, leggy swimmers.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by showing the legs: a leggy stage show.
4.
(of plants) long and thin; spindly.

Origin:
1780–90; leg + -y1

legginess, noun
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leggy (ˈlɛɡɪ)
 
adj , -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
 
'legginess
 
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Example sentences
Compact, low growing habit is highly desirable and a significant improvement
  over the leggy habit of other deutzia varieties.
Nannyberry is leggy and somewhat open at maturity with an irregular to rounded
  crown.
Periodic pruning is recommended to lower the height and rejuvenate this shrub,
  due to its tendency to get leggy at the base.
The lynx was surprisingly tall and leggy, the size of a small husky, with
  prominent ear tufts.
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