Definition of legless in English:

legless

adjective

  • 1Having no legs.

    ‘caecilians are legless amphibians that resemble worms’
    • ‘Some not-so-familiar creatures, like the legless, burrowing caecilians, are also amphibians.’
    • ‘So why they need to cut down on the number of spaces I can use, in order to provide a second spot for the legless, I've no idea.’
    • ‘In 1990, Poland's Lucy Krajewska made the first successful crossing by a legless person.’
    • ‘A chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight are featured.’
    • ‘Lance sat in his wheelchair next to his father, Christopher, who was already thinking to himself of the different ways he could help his blind, legless son.’
    • ‘This one has an unforgivable, unnecessary shot that resolves a mini-plot thread featuring a legless little girl.’
    • ‘If you haven't seen the postscript, where a legless man stands on crutches at the edge of the woods and surveys the land he made free, then you should.’
    • ‘Not content to rob a poor blind musician and trash his instruments, they rough up a legless man for smokes.’
    • ‘One of the most interesting to me is the legless Zarudnyi's worm lizard.’
    • ‘Wrong found political meaning in her encounters with legless street hawkers and Versace-donning nightclub dandies.’
    • ‘Although the limb bud begins to develop in some legless species, cell death in the apical ridge starts at an early stage, followed by death of the cells in the bud itself, which generally results in the absence of limbs.’
  • 2British informal Extremely drunk.

    ‘he was legless after his booze-up at a nightclub’
    • ‘Not everybody wants to go out, get legless and stagger into a nightclub because there's nowhere else to get a drink after midnight.’
    • ‘Naturally, they assume she is completely legless after a night on the town.’
    • ‘Isabella Rossellini brings a wonderfully biting performance to the screen as the legless beer baron, her self-loathing and sensuality an intoxicating combination.’
    • ‘Maybe I should have booked one for when I got legless in Portpatrick’
    • ‘What I can never understand is why enjoying oneself has to imply getting legless as soon as possible.’
    • ‘For sure, we love to party, but we can't afford to get legless the day before an event or we would just be asking for trouble.’
    • ‘Although by the end of the evening, I may end up legless anyway!’
    • ‘It's on a Saturday night and I'm planning on inviting all my friends to come and get legless at my expense.’
    • ‘When I'm out with a group I hide in the corner and get legless.’
    • ‘And the licensing laws in other European countries mean they can have a leisurely drink, while we have to rush out, get legless and have a fight.’
    • ‘He said he was, ‘pretty drunk, but not legless.’’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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Pronunciation

legless

/ˈlɛɡləs/