gangling

[ gang-gling ]
/ ˈgæŋ glɪŋ /

adjective

awkwardly tall and spindly; lank and loosely built.

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Also gangly.

Origin of gangling

1800–10; akin to obsolete gangrel gangling person; cf. gang1
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British Dictionary definitions for gangling

gangling

gangly (ˈɡæŋɡlɪ)

/ (ˈɡæŋɡlɪŋ) /

adjective

tall, lanky, and awkward in movement

Word Origin for gangling

perhaps related to gangrel; see gang ²
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