leg·​ged | \ ˈle-gəd How to pronounce legged (audio) also ˈlā-, British usually ˈlegd How to pronounce legged (audio) \

Definition of legged

: having a leg or legs especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination a four-legged animal

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PetSmart PetsHotel locations have even given dog-friendly ice cream to four-legged friends. Dallas News, "What to buy in July — and what to skip," 4 July 2019 Passionate, smart, and seriously funny, with a soft spot for kids and four-legged friends. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, "The Lingering of Loss," 1 July 2019 Candidates who have dropped out These potential candidates with prominent four-legged friends have officially dropped out of the race. Heather Timmons, Quartz, "Meet the dogs of the 2020 presidential race," 1 July 2019 Park District and city officials, dog owners and their four-legged friends joined Nico and Rangel on Thursday morning at Calumet Park for the official opening of the first Park District dog park on the South Side, Calumet Bark. Javonte Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago opens Calumet Bark, first Park District dog park south of 18th Street," 27 June 2019 During all of the excitement this Fourth of July, think about your four-legged friends. Other Voices, cleveland.com, "Cleveland APL Pet Tip: Keep your pets safe this 4th of July (Community Voices)," 27 June 2019 It is played by The Help’s hard-staring Octavia Spencer, first seen dressed in pink slacks and print scrubs, walking a three-legged dog from her job as a veterinarian’s assistant. Armond White, National Review, "Ma’s Black-Mammy Stereotypes Capture the Illiberal Spirit," 7 June 2019 Jake, my almost-14-year-old German shepherd, is my third three-legged dog. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, "How to make your pet happy and healthy (hint, just listen)," 6 Mar. 2019 The eight-legged critter’s typical diet consists of insects, Fry said, which is why most Australian residents welcome them into their homes. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "A spider ate a possum. The photos are the ‘stuff of nightmares.’," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of legged

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of legged

: having legs of a specified type or number


leg·​ged | \ ˈle-gəd How to pronounce legged (audio) , ˈlegd\

Kids Definition of legged

: having legs especially of a certain kind or number four-legged


leg·​ged | \ ˈleg-əd, ˈlāg-, British usually ˈlegd\

Medical Definition of legged

: having a leg or legs especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination a four-legged animal

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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