\ˈben-dē \

Definition of bendy 

chiefly British

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Examples of bendy in a Sentence

the kids love to use bendy straws

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Low-Density Polyethylene Heavy plastics that are both durable and flexible, including films, fertilizer bags, bubble wrap, bendy bottles and thick shopping bags. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Do you take recycling seriously? Here's how Sacramento's waste rules are changing," 10 July 2018 In 1937, for example, Joseph Friedman invented the bendy straw at his brother’s soda shop in San Francisco, leading to the design that’s prevalent today. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "Disposable America," 21 June 2018 This flexible, bendy body holds the other materials together. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "This Swimming Stingray Robot Is Powered by Real, Living Rat Cells," 7 July 2016 One day, graphene might enable all sorts of cool gadgets -- from bendy phones to magazines that connect to the Internet., "Zuckerberg Testifies Before Senate Panel," 10 Apr. 2018 These weirdly bendy legs would essentially be a second pair of arms for the robot to use in guiding itself around the spaces. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "After Years of Problems, NASA's Robonaut Is Coming Home," 16 Feb. 2018 The kids' menu is serviceable, though drinks (with a bendy straw and lidded plastic cup), are not included in the $4-$5 price. Laura Johnston,, "Rocky River Brewing Co. the place to be on a Saturday night: Family-friendly restaurant review," 1 Feb. 2018 Many inventions are intended to solve problems–like the bendy straw. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Why You Should Appreciate the Invention of the Bendy Straw," 28 Sep. 2017 Is the universe really the bendy space-time so graphically presented to us in physics documentaries, or are those pictures as schematic and artificial as a graph of mortgage interest rates? Andrew Crumey, WSJ, "Lost in the Fourth Dimension," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bendy

1928, in the meaning defined above

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