cross-legged

adverb or adjective
\ ˈkrȯs-ˌle-gəd How to pronounce cross-legged (audio) , -ˌlā-; -ˌlegd, -ˌlāgd \

Definition of cross-legged

1 : with legs crossed and knees spread wide apart
2 : with one leg placed over and across the other

First Known Use of cross-legged

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cross-legged was circa 1530

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“Cross-legged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-legged. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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cross-legged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cross-legged

: having the legs crossed

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