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Definition of "lanky" []

  • Tall, thin, and ungainly. See Synonyms at lean2. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lanky" in a sentence
  • "When hit by major recoil I move hardly at all, but Heavey, being tall and lanky, is flung about like a rag doll."
  • "He\'s been described as lanky and somewhat awkward, but TJ\'s sandy-hair and freckles make him a dreamy, how should I say ... dork."
  • "Though tall, he was too well built to be called lanky, and showed that he possessed both strength and activity."