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twig·gy

 (twĭg′ē)
adj. twig·gi·er, twig·gi·est
1. Resembling a twig or twigs, as in slenderness or fragility.
2. Abounding in twigs: a twiggy branch.
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twiggy

(ˈtwɪɡɪ)
adj, -gier or -giest
1. (Botany) of or relating to a twig or twigs
2. covered with twigs
3. slender or fragile
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.twiggy - thin as a twig
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
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twiggy

adjective
Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
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Translations

twiggy

adj
tree etcvoller Zweige
(= very slim) girl (= gertenschlank)
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Our woods teem with them both, and around every swamp may be seen the partridge or rabbit walk, beset with twiggy fences and horse-hair snares, which some cow-boy tends.
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She was 16 years old and so stick thin that she was promptly nicknamed Twiggy.
Byline: Twiggy became one of the world's first supermodels 50 years ago.
Twiggy officially retired from modelling in 1970 and embarked on a successful acting career, but has remained in demand for modelling assignments and posed with David Bowie for the cover of his 1973 Pin-Ups album.
I think we should just shoot me now, don't you?" I can't quite imagine uber-glam Twiggy camped out on the sofa and wearing her tracksuit bottoms.
BBC1, 9pm Following in the footsteps of Julie Walters, Sheridan Smith, Mary Berry and Billy Connolly, the last in the current series focuses on Twiggy. Four decades ago, Neasdenborn Lesley Hornby, as she was known, found her life transformed when a reporter spotted her photo on the wall of a London hairdresser, and she was dubbed the 'face of the 60s'.