One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the girl is small with stringy hair’
straggly, straggling, lank, thin
2‘a stringy brunette’
lanky, gangling, gangly, rangy, wiry, angular, bony, reedy
spindly, spindling, skinny, size-zero, scrawny, thin, thin as a rake, spare, gaunt, emaciated, skeletal, raw-boned
3‘he had to chew the stringy meat’
fibrous, gristly, sinewy, chewy, ropy, tough, leathery, leather-like, hard
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