gangly

adjective gan·gly \ ˈgaŋ-glē \

Definition of gangly

ganglier; gangliest

Examples of gangly in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of gangly

probably from gangl(ing) + 1-y


GANGLY Defined for English Language Learners

gangly

adjective

Definition of gangly for English Language Learners

  • : tall, thin, and awkward

  • : long and thin


GANGLY Defined for Kids

gangly

adjective gan·gly \ ˈgaŋ-glē \

Definition of gangly for Students

ganglier; gangliest
:tall, thin, and awkward
  • a gangly teenager


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