Definition of leggy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleɡē/

adjective (leggier, leggiest)

1(Of a woman) having attractively long legs: a leggy redhead
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  • Julian contemplated a moment before throwing a new taunt back at the leggy woman.
  • There is a leggy black woman with bleached blonde curls at the bar smiling winningly at everyone.
  • Detective Nolan was a leggy woman in her early thirties, with a broad face.
1.1Having long legs: a leggy type of collie
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  • She was also holding the reins of a tall leggy coal black Thoroughbred named Helios.
  • Tall, leggy herons and the white snowy egrets wait patiently along the tidal creeks for small fish to swim by.
  • The town is a favorite nesting-place for the leggy birds, who take up residence here on the old Roman aqueduct, disused minarets and any other safe perch, in the Summers.
2(Of a plant) having an excessively long and straggly stem: tulips may grow tall and leggy
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  • Pinching leggy plants promotes stronger stems and better flowers.
  • Keep plants looking lush and full by pruning leggy stems back to buds or branches and removing off-colored and damaged foliage.
  • These have grown into leggy shrubs, but not yet mature trees.



Pronunciation: /ˈleɡēnəs/
Example sentences
  • Make sure the ficus receives good light; inadequate light promotes legginess.
  • In the process, he has increased the flowering capacity of the plant, reduced its legginess, and introduced new colors.
  • Cut plants back by 1/3 after blooming to prevent legginess and sprawling growth.

Words that rhyme with leggy

dreggy, eggy, Peggy

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Syllabification: leg·gy

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