adjective, lank·i·er, lank·i·est.
Related formslank·i·ly, adverblank·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for lanky
The lanky, scandal-scarred former Congressman and purveyor of the now colloquial sext, has lived and died by the tweet.Anthony Weiner, Disgraced Over Sexting Scandal, Still Tweeting|Gideon Resnick|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Clintons were taking a gamble by embracing the lanky onetime long shot who now stepped up to take the oath.
The heads are the only large aspects of these characters; no one appears tall or lanky.Smoked Fish Surrealism: Ben Katchor’s Comics of NYC Neurotics|Jacob Siegel|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet it is no exaggeration to say this lanky Texan with prodigious talent fired a huge salvo in the thawing of the Cold War.Condoleezza Rice Celebrates the Life of Pianist Van Cliburn|Condoleezza Rice|March 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The lanky young man gulped in big deep breaths as he began to read from the paper in front of him.Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years: Inside the Courtroom|Diane Dimond|October 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He spoke English beautifully, and it pleased him to converse with the lanky young American painter in his mother tongue.The Purple Heights|Marie Conway Oemler
The lanky, pudgy-faced First Officer hardly noticed as Alan stepped up beside him.Starman's Quest|Robert Silverberg
A lanky, tow-haired boy of fifteen was tucking himself up carefully among the blankets on the left-hand side of the seat.The Watchers of the Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
From the pitcher's box a lanky individual was trying to locate the plate.The Young Pitcher|Zane Grey
Then Lanky swore and shook the blood from his cheek, telling Meeker what he thought about the matter.Hopalong Cassidy|Clarence E. Mulford