[gang-gruh l, -ruh l]
- a lanky, loose-jointed person.
- a wandering beggar; vagabond; vagrant.
Origin of gangrel
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Examples from the Web for gangrel
And what gangrel loon is this that ye are bringing to the door by the hand?Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City
S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
And are ye in the wont of drawing up wi' a' the gangrel bodies that ye find cowering in a sand-bunker upon the links?The Romance of Names
Then she went slowly down from the Hill of Speech, and whoso saw her deemed her but a gangrel carline.The House of the Wolfings
But tell me, good Gerard, how it is that thou art so willing to leave kith and kin to follow a gangrel wife along the ways?The Water of the Wondrous Isles
It happened once that some gangrel women came to Lithend from Bergthorsknoll; they were great gossips and rather spiteful tongued.The story of Burnt Njal
- a wandering beggar
- a child just able to walk; toddler
C16: from Old English gangan to go 1
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