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stalky

[staw-kee]
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adjective, stalk·i·er, stalk·i·est.
  1. abounding in stalks.
  2. stalklike; long and slender.
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Origin of stalky

First recorded in 1545–55; stalk1 + -y1
Related formsstalk·i·ly, adverbstalk·i·ness, noun
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Related Words

fragile, slim, lean, meager, gaunt, delicate, small, skinny, narrow, hairy, wan, emaciated, attenuate, slight, rarefied, pole, spare, stick, wasted, shadow

Examples from the Web for stalky

Historical Examples

  • Stalky often visits the Infant, and has seen some odd things.

    Actions and Reactions

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Stalky asked him how much leave he had, and he said "Six months."

    Actions and Reactions

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Stalky tugged his moustache, and fell to thinking of his Sikhs.

    Actions and Reactions

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Stalky was sitting bolt upright in bed, with his eyes round as quarters.

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos

  • Then McTurk turned on Stalky and called him very evil names.

    Stalky & Co.

    Rudyard Kipling


British Dictionary definitions for stalky

stalky

adjective stalkier or stalkiest
  1. like a stalk; slender and tall
  2. having or abounding in stalks
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Derived Formsstalkily, adverbstalkiness, noun
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