rangy

[ reyn-jee ]
/ ˈreɪn dʒi /

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.

Origin of rangy

First recorded in 1865–70; range + -y1

Related forms

rang·i·ness, noun
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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

rangily, adverbranginess, noun

Word Origin for rangy

C19: from range + -y 1
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