adjective, lankier, lankiest.
ungracefully thin and rawboned; bony; gaunt: a very tall and lanky man.

1660–70; lank + -y1

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

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Word Origin & History

1630s, "straight and flat," used of hair, from lank; sense of "awkwardly tall and thin" is first recorded 1818.
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Example sentences
The tall and lanky left-handed pitcher of the local club was an enigma to the
  heavy hitters of the opposing team.
Make cuttings of lanky geraniums and other house plants that have spent the
  summer outside.
The palms' lanky trunks support the heavy fruits dangling from their branches.
Don't mistake this lanky insect for a plain old stick.
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