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leggy

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adjective leg·gy \ˈle-gē also ˈlā-\

Simple Definition of leggy

  • : having long legs

  • of a plant : having very long stalks or stems

Full Definition of leggy

leg·gi·erleg·gi·est

  1. 1 :  having disproportionately long legs

  2. 2 :  having long and attractive legs

  3. 3 :  spindly —used of a plant

leg·gi·ness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of leggy

  1. The bush has gotten leggy and needs to be pruned.



1787

First Known Use of leggy

1787

Rhymes with leggy


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