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View synonyms for gangling

gangling

[ gang-gling ]

adjective

  1. awkwardly tall and spindly; lank and loosely built.


gangling

/ ˈɡæŋɡlɪ; ˈɡæŋɡlɪŋ /

adjective

  1. tall, lanky, and awkward in movement


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gangling1

1800–10; akin to obsolete gangrel gangling person; gang 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of gangling1

perhaps related to gangrel ; see gang ²
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Example Sentences

Look a that gangling country jay, he muttered in Osgoods ear.

The second of the three was a gangling kid who probably never gave me a second look, let alone a third.

Yet there were times, now he was come to a gangling fourteen, when Luke's philosophy threatened to fail him.

His wide mouth opened with a grin of pleasure; he came forward with gangling strides.

A gangling youth in the latter's employ was on the buggy seat and he recognized the Foam Flake first and his driver next.

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