wristy


wristy

wristy [ris-tee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. using or involving extensive or strong movement of the wrist: a wristy forehand.

Origin of wristy First recorded in 1885–90; wrist + -y1 Examples from the Web for wristy Historical Examples of wristy

  • He looked actually distressed when, with a wristy movie actor’s gesture of finality, I gave him the whole of a dollar bill.

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • British Dictionary definitions for wristy wristy adjective

    1. (of a player’s style of hitting the ball in cricket, tennis, etc) characterized by considerable movement of the wrist

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