lankiness

lanky

[lang-kee]
adjective, lankier, lankiest.
ungracefully thin and rawboned; bony; gaunt: a very tall and lanky man.

Origin:
1660–70; lank + -y1

lankily, adverb
lankiness, noun
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lanky (ˈlæŋkɪ)
 
adj , lankier, lankiest
tall, thin, and loose-jointed
 
'lankily
 
adv
 
'lankiness
 
n

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lanky
1630s, "straight and flat," used of hair, from lank; sense of "awkwardly tall and thin" is first recorded 1818.
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