twiny

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

twine +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

twiny (comparative more twiny, superlative most twiny)

  1. Tending to twine; twisting around.
    a plant with a twiny stem
  2. Made of twine; having the appearance of twine.
    • 1973, Winifred Nowottny -, Hopkins's Language of Prayer & Praise[1], page 9:
      And so one may re-read 'Epithalamion', observing that to put off bleached linen and woven woolwear and twiny boots is (even if comic) to shuffle off this mortal coil []
  3. (Britain, North Country, dialect, archaic) fretful; uneasy

References[edit]

  • 1825, John Trotter Brockett, A glossary of North country words, in use (page 223)