from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being stretched.
  • adjective Tending to stretch excessively.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Liable to stretch unduly.
  • Inclined to stretch one's self: a consequence of fatigue or sleepiness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of stretching, elastic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being easily stretched and resuming former size or shape


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • However, posing in stretchy short-shorts and a saucy pose?

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  •  She’s dressed from neck to toe in stretchy latex and can really kick some serious Lycan butt!

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  • There was a row of mis shapen, unshapely, fat, old bottoms, outlined in stretchy pants.

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  • I practically live in stretchy belly pants now, and let me tell you, they are the most super-comfortable pair of pants I’ve ever worn.

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  • I guess just having their own digital camera isn't enough to thrill kids these days, so Digital Blue's U-Turn camera comes with a 'morph' feature that will distort the images with one of 12 preset effects including swirls and the technological breakthrough known as the stretchy head.


  • I whittled down the selection to a long sleeveless black tunic type sweater (hides a multitude of sins and gallons of ingested chili beans and Frito Scoops), a gray skirt with a hint of shiny to it, a stretchy black skirt (key word stretchy) in a fun busy print designed to camouflage my chips and queso thighs, and

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  • He has that beautiful kind of stretchy mind that can understand--and help you understand-- different people's world views--from the Dutch Muslim kid to the right-wing politician.

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  • The denim specialist is unperturbed in any case, hauling with her to the changing room a vast pile of jeans, including, against my better judgment, "the bootcut," "the boyfriend" and "the jegging" — a kind of stretchy jeans meets legging.

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  • Bottom line is: you don't have to be "stretchy" to start practicing yoga, but you definitely will get that way if you do.

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  • Also, maybe the Pandan extract is not as good as the Pandan juice, hence I got a little "stretchy" texture in the bottom part of my cake.

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