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willowy (adj.)

"flexible and graceful," 1791, from willow + -y (2). Earlier "bordered or shaded by willows" (1751). Willowish is older (1650s) but only in reference to the color of willow leaves. Related: Willowiness.

updated on April 17, 2014

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Definitions of willowy from WordNet

willowy (adj.)
slender and graceful;
Synonyms: gracile
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.