leg·​gy | \ˈle-gē also ˈlā- \
leggier; leggiest

Definition of leggy 

1 : having disproportionately long legs

2 : having long and attractive legs

3 : spindly used of a plant

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legginess \ˈle-​gē-​nəs also ˈlā-​ \ noun

Examples of leggy in a Sentence

The bush has gotten leggy and needs to be pruned.

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And while Karlie Kloss sipped a café au lait while indulging in some leggy relaxation in Paris, Kate Hudson found her inner peace on a yoga mat, her restorative pose made memorable by a nearly full-term baby bump—and that lit-from-within glow. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Zoë Kravitz, Karlie Kloss, and More," 8 July 2018 At times this awkward choreographic mix of classical positions and Slavic folk-dance posturing treated Mr. Fransson as a kind of ballet barre from which Ms. Riis-Kofoed took support to strike not always confident, leggy poses. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "A Mixed Bill With Varied Results," 22 June 2018 Next, cut off the longest stems (which are the oldest), as well as stems that are leggy and have a lot of yellow or dead leaves. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "How to add years to old houseplant’s life | The Sacramento Bee," 27 Apr. 2018 Which is likely why Amanda Seyfried's leggy look, worn to last night's Stockholm premiere of the Abba ode's sequel, felt so entirely on point. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Amanda Seyfried Steps Out With a Dramatic Leg Reveal Worthy of a Dancing Queen," 12 July 2018 There are the same leggy poinsettia and the same trees of pink and yellow hibiscus. Alice Bolin, Los Angeles Magazine, "What People Should Read About L.A. Before They Move to L.A.," 26 June 2018 Edison Flores hit the post for Peru as Australia started to look leggy in the draining conditions in Sochi. SI.com, "Australia 0-2 Peru: Socceroos Eliminated as Incas Bid Farewell With First World Cup Win in 40 Years," 26 June 2018 Creamy new-crop potatoes deserve a little appreciation before they’re sent off to root cellars, and Mr. Hardy built a fine appetizer around them with leggy broccoli sprouts and melting chunks of fresh mozzarella spiked with anchovy. New York Times, "Legacy Records Looks for History in a Brand New Neighborhood," 19 June 2018 Tiffany Haddish Haddish's leggy number from Galia Lahav also had a dramatic train. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "The most outrageous red-carpet looks from the MTV Movie & TV Awards," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of leggy

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of leggy

: having long legs

of a plant : having very long stalks or stems

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