Gangling



[gang-gling] /ˈgæŋ glɪŋ/

adjective
1.
awkwardly tall and spindly; lank and loosely built.
[gang-guh l] /ˈgæŋ gəl/
verb (used without object), gangled, gangling.
1.
to move awkwardly or ungracefully:
A tall, stiff-jointed man gangled past.
/ˈɡæŋɡlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tall, lanky, and awkward in movement
adj.

by 1812, a frequentative of gang in some sense involving looseness.

GANGLING. Tall, slender, delicate, generally applied to plants. Warw. [James O. Halliwell, “A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words,” 1846]

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