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twig

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noun \ˈtwig\

Definition of twig

  1. 1 :  a small shoot or branch usually without its leaves

  2. 2 :  a minute branch of a nerve or artery

twigged

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twiggy

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Origin and Etymology of twig

Middle English twigge, from Old English; akin to Old High German zwīg twig, Old English twā two


First Known Use: before 12th century


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twig

verb

Definition of twig

twigged

twigging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  notice, observe

  3. 2 :  to understand the meaning of :  comprehend

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to gain a grasp :  understand <twigged instinctively about things — H. E. Bates>

Examples of twig in a sentence

  1. He seemed confused until he twigged that something was going on.

  2. I had to explain it to him three times but he finally twigged.

Origin and Etymology of twig

perhaps from Irish & Scottish Gaelic tuig- understand


First Known Use: 1764


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twig

noun

Definition of twig

British

  1. :  fashion, style

Origin and Etymology of twig

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1811


TWIG Defined for English Language Learners


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twig

verb

Definition of twig for English Language Learners

  • : to understand (something) suddenly


TWIG Defined for Kids

twig

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noun \ˈtwig\

Definition of twig for Students

  1. :  a small shoot or branch


Medical Dictionary

twig

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noun \ˈtwig\

Medical Definition of twig

  1. :  a minute branch of a nerve or artery <twigs of sensory nerves in the skin—Lynda Charters>



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