Dictionary.com

rangy

[ reyn-jee ]
/ ˈreɪn dʒi /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: rangy / ranginess on Thesaurus.com

adjective, rang·i·er, rang·i·est.

(of animals or people) slender and long-limbed.
given to or fitted for ranging or moving about, as animals.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of rangy

First recorded in 1865–70; range + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM rangy

rang·i·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for rangy

British Dictionary definitions for rangy

rangy
/ (ˈreɪndʒɪ) /

adjective rangier or rangiest

(of animals or people) having long slender limbs
adapted to wandering or roaming
allowing considerable freedom of movement; spacious; roomy

Derived forms of rangy

rangily, adverbranginess, noun

Word Origin for rangy

C19: from range + -y 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now