Definition of twig


  • a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year. Synonyms: branchlet, sprig.


  • branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt twigged in several directions".
  • understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on". Synonyms: catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, latch on, tumble.

Related words

brier, wand, withe, withy.

Words nearby twig

swig, trig, twin, twit, wig.

Rhymes with twig

big, brig, dig, fig, gig, jig, pig, prig, renege, rig, swig, trig, whig, whig, wig, zig.

Start with twig

twigs, twiggy, twigging, twigless, twiggen, twigged, twiglike, twiggier, twiggiest.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • twig is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 8 points
  • twig is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 8 points
  • twig is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 9 points
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