American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having disproportionately long legs: a leggy colt.
- adj. Informal Having attractively long, slender legs: a leggy dancer.
- adj. Having long, spindly, often leafless stems: a leggy houseplant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Long-legged; having disproportionately long and generally lank legs.
- adj. UK , (US) having long legs
- adj. UK having attractive legs
- adj. taller or longer than usual
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. having tall spindly stems; -- of plants.
- adj. Having long legs.
- adj. (of plants) having tall spindly stems
- adj. having long legs
“‘A very useful mare,’ as Tifto had been in the habit of calling a leggy, thoroughbred, meagre-looking brute named”
“A very useful mare," as Tifto had been in the habit of calling a leggy, thoroughbred, meagre-looking brute named Coalition, was on this occasion confided to the Major's sole care and judgment.”
“The French magazine Closer recently published photos of Royal, who is frequently described as "leggy," walking on the beach wearing a bikini, while on vacation with her "companion" François Hollande.”
“Thin stems mean they're not getting enough light so they become "leggy".”
“But your broccoli is a bit "leggy", it's crying out to you for a bit more sunshine.”
“AP drama writer William Glover caught up one morning in 1968 with the "leggy" actress, who was "getting a hurry-up hairdo, sipping a champagne mimosa, and talking.”
“This is a capital subject to grow near or under "leggy" shrubs and trees, where, in semi-shade, it is not only at home, but proves very attractive.”
“A well-flowered specimen is very effective on rockwork, but the panicles have a fault of heading over, from their weight, and also because, unlike _S. longifolia_ and _S. cotyledon_, which have large and firm rosettes close to the ground to stay them, this species has a somewhat "leggy" rosette or a foot stalk, which is more or less furnished with browned and very persistent foliage.”
“The latter, whom some of my readers may have known as an awkward, "leggy" boy, was now a man.”
“The ordinary flowering Geranium must be pinched back, and pruned constantly to prevent it from becoming "leggy," but there is no trouble of this kind with Madame Salleroi.”
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