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Twig (plural Twigs)
  1. A small thin branch of a tree or bush.


Twig (third-person singular simple present Twigs, present participle twigging, simple past and past participle twigged)

  1. (colloquial, regional) To realise something; to 'catch on'.
    He hasn't 'twigged' that we're planning a surprise party for him.

Adjectives for Twig

tired; overhanging; unsightly; fragile; hardwood; insignificant; bleak; upreared.


accept, appendage, arm, bine, bough, branch, branchedness, branchiness, burgeon, catch, catch on, comprehend, craze, cry, deadwood, descry, dig, discern, distinguish, divine, espy, fad, fathom, flagellum, fork, frond, furore, get, grasp, hand, imp, joint, know, leg, limb, link, lobe, lobule, mark, member, mode, note, notice, observe, offshoot, organ, perceive, pinion, rage, ramage, ramification, rumble, runner, sapling, sarment, scion, see, seedling, sense, set, shoot, slip, spear, spray, sprig, sprit, sprout, spur, stem, stick, stolon, style, sucker, switch, tail, take, take in, tendril, thallus, tumble to, understand, vogue, wing

Etymology 1

Old English twigge, from Proto-Germanic *twīgan (compare West Frisian twiich, Dutch twijg, German Zweig), from Proto-Indo-European *dwigha (compare Old Church Slavonic dvigŭ 'branch', Albanian degë 'id.'), from *dwó 'two'. More at two.


  • Rhymes: -ɪɡ

Etymology 2

From Irish and Scots Gaelic tuig, "to understand"



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