adjective \ˈlaŋk\

of hair : hanging straight down in an unattractive way

Full Definition of LANK

:  not well filled out :  slender, thin <lank cattle>
:  insufficient in quantity, degree, or extent
:  hanging straight and limp without spring or curl
lank·ly adverb
lank·ness noun

Examples of LANK

  1. a woman with long, lank hair
  2. <right after a shower, her lank hair hung down to her shoulders>

Origin of LANK

Middle English, from Old English hlanc; akin to Old High German hlanca loin
First Known Use: before 12th century


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