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Definition of stringy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of hair) long and thin and looking as if it has not been washed
  2. 2(of food) containing long thin pieces like string and difficult to chew tough, stringy meat
  3. 3(of a person or part of their body) thin so that you can see the muscles a stringy neck
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stringy