lanky

[ lang-kee ]
/ ˈlæŋ ki /

adjective, lank·i·er, lank·i·est.

ungracefully thin and rawboned; bony; gaunt: a very tall and lanky man.

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Origin of lanky

First recorded in 1660–70; lank + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM lanky

lank·i·ly, adverblank·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lanky

lanky
/ (ˈlæŋkɪ) /

adjective lankier or lankiest

tall, thin, and loose-jointed

Derived forms of lanky

lankily, adverblankiness, noun
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