intransitive verb

: to walk or move with or as if with a loose-jointed gait : move like a gangling person
plural -s

Word History


back-formation from gangling

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gangle was in 1909

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“Gangle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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