adjective \ˈlaŋ-kē\

: tall and thin with usually an awkward quality


Full Definition of LANKY

:  ungracefully tall and thin
lank·i·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb
lank·i·ness \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of LANKY

  1. <the lanky basketball star was great at slam-dunking>

First Known Use of LANKY

circa 1818

Rhymes with LANKY


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