Etymology
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stringy (adj.)

1660s, from string (n.) + -y (2). Related: Stringiness.

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Definitions of stringy

stringy (adj.)
lean and sinewy;
Synonyms: wiry
stringy (adj.)
(of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew;
Synonyms: fibrous / sinewy / unchewable
stringy (adj.)
forming viscous or glutinous threads;
Synonyms: ropy / ropey / thready
stringy (adj.)
consisting of or containing string or strings;
From wordnet.princeton.edu