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gangly

[gang-glee] /ˈgæŋ gli/
adjective, ganglier, gangliest.
1.
Origin of gangly
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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gangling

/ˈɡæŋɡlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tall, lanky, and awkward in movement
Word Origin
perhaps related to gangrel; see gang²
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adj.

1872, American English alteration of gangling.

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