twig


1twig

noun \ˈtwig\

Definition of TWIG

1
:  a small shoot or branch usually without its leaves
2
:  a minute branch of a nerve or artery
twigged \ˈtwigd\ adjective
twig·gy \ˈtwi-gē\ adjective

Origin of TWIG

Middle English twigge, from Old English; akin to Old High German zwīg twig, Old English twā two
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with TWIG

2twig

verb

: to understand (something) suddenly

twiggedtwig·ging

Full Definition of TWIG

transitive verb
1
2
:  to understand the meaning of :  comprehend
intransitive verb
:  to gain a grasp :  understand <twigged instinctively about things — H. E. Bates>

Examples of TWIG

  1. He seemed confused until he twigged that something was going on.
  2. I had to explain it to him three times but he finally twigged.

Origin of TWIG

perhaps from Irish & Scottish Gaelic tuig- understand
First Known Use: 1764

3twig

noun

Definition of TWIG

British
:  fashion, style

Origin of TWIG

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1811

twig

noun \ˈtwig\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TWIG

: a minute branch of a nerve or artery <twigs of sensory nerves in the skin—Lynda Charters>

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