gangly

[gang-glee]
adjective, ganglier, gangliest.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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gangling or gangly (ˈɡæŋɡlɪŋ, ˈɡæŋɡlɪ)
 
adj
tall, lanky, and awkward in movement
 
[perhaps related to gangrel; see gang²]
 
gangly or gangly
 
adj
 
[perhaps related to gangrel; see gang²]

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gangly
1872, alteration of gangling.
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Example sentences
Mainstream media would reject him because he was unattractive, gangly and often difficult to get on with.
The teenagers toss up gangly bodies haphazardly, their skinny limbs flying overhead.
The non-varietal species is often gangly and does not have good fall color.
They also have relatively long legs and a gangly gait.
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