wristier; wristiest
: involving or using a lot of wrist movement (as in stroking a ball)

Examples of wristy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kyrgios’s forehand became a wristy whip instead of the windmill that sends opponents running backward. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 4 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wristy was in 1867

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“Wristy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristy. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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