leggy

adjective leg·gy \ ˈle-gē also ˈlā- \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of leggy

leggier; leggiest
1 : having disproportionately long legs
2 : having long and attractive legs
3 : spindly used of a plant

legginess

play \ˈle-gē-nəs also ˈlā-\ noun

Examples of leggy in a Sentence

  1. The bush has gotten leggy and needs to be pruned.

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First Known Use of leggy

1776

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of leggy for English Language Learners

  • : having long legs

  • of a plant : having very long stalks or stems


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