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lanky

[lang-kee] /ˈlæŋ ki/
adjective, lankier, lankiest.
1.
ungracefully thin and rawboned; bony; gaunt:
a very tall and lanky man.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; lank + -y1
Related forms
lankily, adverb
lankiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lankiness

lanky

/ˈlæŋkɪ/
adjective lankier, lankiest
1.
tall, thin, and loose-jointed
Derived Forms
lankily, adverb
lankiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lankiness

lanky

adj.

1630s, "straight and flat," used of hair, from lank + -y (2); sense of "awkwardly tall and thin" is first recorded 1818. Related: Lankiness.

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