Leggo vs Leggy - What's the difference?

leggo | leggy |

As a contraction leggo

is (slang) contraction of let go to cease to hold generally used in the imperative.

As an adjective leggy is

(uk|us) having long legs; long-legged.




  • (slang) Contraction of let go. To cease to hold. Generally used in the imperative.
  • * 1949 , William Lindsay Gresham: Limbo Tower (page 87)
  • He stepped in, gripping the orderly by the front of his white jacket. "Hey, leggo me. You'll start hemorrhaging and they'll blame me."
  • * 1966 , Richard Johns: Pagany (page 120) [http://books.google.com/books?lr=&q=%22leggo+mister%22]
  • Hey, leggo , mister! I want to stay up there in the sun! Jim picked up the kid and carried him.
  • * 2005 , Christine M McMahon: Choices Made: The Street Years
  • "Hey, leggo ," Nick said pushing Jamy back a little. "What are you doin' ?" "I just wanted to hug you."
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  • (UK, US) Having long legs; long-legged.
  • Fred preferred leggy blondes.
  • (UK) Having attractive legs.
  • Taller or longer than usual.
  • Plants grow leggy if deprived of light.