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gangly

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adjective gan·gly \ˈgaŋ-glē\

Simple Definition of gangly

  • : tall, thin, and awkward

  • : long and thin

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gangly

ganglier

gangliest

Examples of gangly in a sentence

  1. <a gangly teenager who was born to play varsity basketball>



1872

First Known Use of gangly

1872


GANGLY Defined for Kids

gangly

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adjective gan·gly \ˈgaŋ-glē\

Definition of gangly for Students

ganglier

gangliest

  1. :  tall, thin, and awkward <a gangly teenager>





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