string|y [ˈstrıŋi] adj
1.) stringy meat, fruit, or vegetables are full of long thin pieces that are difficult to eat
Scoop out the pumpkin's stringy fibres.
2.) stringy hair is very thin and looks like string, especially because it is dirty
3.) tall and thin

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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