adjective, rang·i·er, rang·i·est.
- ranging pole,
- ranikhet disease,
- ranine artery
Origin of rangy
Examples from the Web for rangy
A 30-yard free kick resulted and the rangy Brazilian, his hair a beehive of curls, cannoned the ball into the Colombian net.
When we were in high school, Bruno was this rangy farm boy and I was certainly not going to have anything to do with that!
The little cloud of dust had come nearer and disclosed as its source a rider on a rangy roan with four white-stockinged feet.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
She's a long-waisted, rangy young party, who walks with a Theda Bara slouch and tries to talk out of one side of her mouth.The House of Torchy|Sewell Ford
A swift survey of the corral showed him a rangy, piebald pony, which he knew to belong to Dakota.The Trail to Yesterday|Charles Alden Seltzer
Five feet eight in height, he was, loose and rangy in build, and with deceptively mild blue eyes.The Heads of Apex|Francis Flagg
The rangy bay saddler slanted his left ear back at Oliver Drew and quickened his walking-trot.The Heritage of the Hills|Arthur P. Hankins
adjective rangier or rangiest
Word Origin for rangy
"having a long, slender form" (as an animal suited to ranging), 1845, from range (v.) + -y (2). Also "adapted for ranging" (1868). Of landscapes, "hilly," 1862, Australian English. Related: Ranginess.
As a rule, we hold that the Jersey should be "growthy," deep-flanked, and loose-jointed, and should have, generally, the characteristics which farmers know as "rangy." ["American Agriculturalist," November 1876]