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[twis-tee] /ˈtwɪs ti/
adjective, twistier, twistiest.
(especially of a road) twisting or winding:
a twisty little path through the woods.
1855-60; twist + -y1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for twisty
  • If you need it, a twisty lets you see every message in the thread with a single click.
  • Whether it's the film business or the pharmaceutical business or the beer business, or the people who make twisty ties.
  • It may be straight in some parts and twisty in others.
Word Origin and History for twisty

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for twisty


  1. A tornado (1897+)
  2. A key (1930s+ Jive talk)
  3. A spree; bender: their periods of sobriety between twisters (1940s+)
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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