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[lang-kee] /ˈlæŋ ki/

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

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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