twisty

[twis-tee]
adjective, twistier, twistiest.
(especially of a road) twisting or winding: a twisty little path through the woods.

Origin:
1855–60; twist + -y1

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twist (twɪst)
 
vb
1.  to cause (one end or part) to turn or (of one end or part) to turn in the opposite direction from another; coil or spin
2.  to distort or be distorted; change in shape
3.  to wind or cause to wind; twine, coil, or intertwine: to twist flowers into a wreath
4.  to force or be forced out of the natural form or position: to twist one's ankle
5.  (usually passive) to change or cause to change for the worse in character, meaning, etc; pervert: his ideas are twisted; she twisted the statement
6.  to revolve or cause to revolve; rotate
7.  (tr) to wrench with a turning action: to twist something from someone's grasp
8.  (intr) to follow a winding course
9.  (intr) to squirm, as with pain
10.  (intr) to dance the twist
11.  informal (Brit) (tr) to cheat; swindle
12.  twist someone's arm to persuade or coerce someone
 
n
13.  the act or an instance of twisting
14.  something formed by or as if by twisting: a twist of hair
15.  a decisive change of direction, aim, meaning, or character
16.  (in a novel, play, etc) an unexpected event, revelation, or other development
17.  a bend: a twist in the road
18.  a distortion of the original or natural shape or form
19.  a jerky pull, wrench, or turn
20.  a strange personal characteristic, esp a bad one
21.  a confused mess, tangle, or knot made by twisting
22.  a twisted thread used in sewing where extra strength is needed
23.  (in weaving) a specified direction of twisting the yarn
24.  the twist a modern dance popular in the 1960s, in which couples vigorously twist the hips in time to rhythmic music
25.  a bread loaf or roll made of one or more pieces of twisted dough
26.  a thin sliver of peel from a lemon, lime, etc, twisted and added to a drink
27.  a.  a cigar made by twisting three cigars around one another
 b.  chewing tobacco made in the form of a roll by twisting the leaves together
28.  physics torsional deformation or shear stress or strain
29.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) sport spin given to a ball in various games, esp baseball
30.  the extent to which the grooves in the bore of a rifled firearm are spiralled
31.  slang (Brit) round the twist mad; eccentric
 
[Old English; related to German dialect Zwist a quarrel, Dutch twisten to quarrel]
 
'twistable
 
adj
 
twista'bility
 
n
 
'twisted
 
adj
 
'twisting
 
adj
 
'twisty
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
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.
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