gangly gangly  /ˈɡæŋ li/


  1. (adj) tall and thin and having long slender limbs
  2. (adj) tall and thin



  1. How a gangly 24-year-old ex-basketball star and volunteer security guard became the guardian of the speech is an amazing story of raw chutzpah and plain dumb luck.
  2. Red-haired Justin Frankel, all big-boned and gangly, is cranking out code in warp mode.
  3. The gangly, bespectacled Veltroni, 49, may look like an economics professor, but some Romans call him the Plumber because of his hands-on approach to governing the Italian capital.


  • A Comic Love Letter: A look back at HeroesCon 2013

    Once upon a time, in the vast dial-up wasteland of the 1990s, wee Natalie was a gangly teenager whose mom dropped her off at a strip mall to visit a shop tucked into the space that is now Book Buyers. That shop was Heroes Aren't Hard To Find - prior to its early 2000s move to its present location on 7th Street - and the attentive and kind comic sellers provided teenage-me with a subscription box ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte


  1. "The life of a tall, gangly, self-made Springfield lawyer tells us that a different future is possible," Obama said. "He tells us that there is power in words. He tells us that there is power in conviction. That beneath all the differences of...
    on Feb 10, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "He would get thrown in there when he would get in trouble : which was quite a bit," Kowalski said yesterday. "It was around 1994, and he was a tall gangly kid, but he was like a sponge who soaked up everything. He always had the markings of...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Daniel Kowalski Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Twiggy, whose real name is Lesley Hornby, said: "They go on about banning size zero, but I think Hollywood stars are the worst perpetrators. Most models are naturally long and gangly, while a lot of these young girls in Hollywood have gone on...
    on Nov 18, 2006 By: Twiggy Source: This is London

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