from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Reaching up to the thighs: thigh-high waves.
  • n. A sock or stocking that extends to cover part of the thigh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Up to the thigh
  • adj. That is at thigh level; that reaches up or down to thigh level.
  • n. A hold-up stocking.


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  • It was a very sexy gown with a thigh-high slit in the front.

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  • She was recently on Jay Leno wearing a mini skirt and not knee-high boots, but thigh-high boots and looked incredible.

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  • "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta hit the red carpet in a soft pink gown with a thigh-high slit at tonight's Emmy Awards.

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  • The poor postman, it's not fair to make him wade through thigh-high snow banks to deliver my mail.

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  • A tall woman in her late forties lounged in a chair and stretched out legs encased in thigh-high leather spike-heeled boots that managed, on her, to look elegant.

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  • The spoiled bank heiress had, apparently, gone shopping and found a pair of shiny gold, thigh-high platform boots not unlike the red ones Menessos had provided me for the Erus Veneficus ceremony.

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  • When I thought I heard “Go Yummy,” I frowned and rose to my feet in the thigh-high leather boots I wore over black leggings with a sequin tank.

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  • I walked out, careful not to trip in the metallic gold thigh-high boots I had on with an itty-bitty gold bikini.

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  • Abby wants to be a bloodsucking fiend, too, but right now she's really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein® platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D. -candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey).

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