\ ˈrān-jē How to pronounce rangy (audio) \
rangier; rangiest

Definition of rangy

1 : able to range for considerable distances
2a : long-limbed and long-bodied rangy cattle
b : tall and slender
3 : having room for ranging
4 : having great scope

Other Words from rangy

ranginess noun

Examples of rangy in a Sentence

we could use a rangy girl like you on our basketball team a speech that took a rangy look at the problems facing the university
Recent Examples on the Web Senior goalkeeper Sofia Iori is athletic and rangy. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, chicagotribune.com, 14 Mar. 2022 Dugger is rangy and ferocious at safety, while linebacker Josh Uche was a downright menace to opposing quarterbacks during preseason and joint practices. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Sep. 2021 Pierce Davidson, senior, Marshfield: A rangy 6-6 target, Davidson recorded 33 receptions, 465 receiving yards and four touchdowns last season. Jack Heffernan | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 30 Aug. 2021 Tyson is a rangy three-level scorer who was named TAPPS 6A-D2 MVP last season, his second straight year claiming the award. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Apr. 2021 Even now, if America sent its A-team instead of the C-team, rangy wings are the players who would set the U.S. apart from the field. Andrew Sharp, SI.com, 5 Sep. 2019 That’s counter-intuitive, but rubbery bacon on the Max Out Meat pizza ($16.99 medium) was compounded by dry and rangy beef and sausage, detracting from decent pepperoni and ham. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, 14 Feb. 2020 Nebraska also added a couple of bigger, rangier outside receivers in four-stars Zavier Betts and Omar Manning. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, 5 Feb. 2020 There is vast potential with dynamic forwards Jericho Sims and Kai Jones, sturdy team defender Kamaka Hepa, rangy wing Jase Febres, perimeter stopper Matt Coleman and dogged guard Courtney Ramey. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, 24 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of rangy

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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“Rangy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rangy. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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\ ˈrān-jē How to pronounce rangy (audio) \
rangier; rangiest

Kids Definition of rangy

: tall and slender

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