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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.
Origin of twisty
1855-60; twist + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They ran round and round in a circle, and all their movements were very quick and twisty.

    The Crock of Gold James Stephens
  • I could see his face, now, an' the twisty smile on his lips.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • The streets were all twisty and winding and so narrow that a wagon could only just pass along them.

  • Pearly and twisty were out there, but they were not playing.

    Boy Blue and His Friends Etta Austin Blaisdell and Mary Frances Blaisdell
  • twisty's eyes were shining; his head was up; he walked briskly like a man with his plans made and his heart in them.

    Daughter of the Sun Jackson Gregory
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.
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