lanky lanky  /ˈlæŋ ki/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The hormone treatment was commonly used 40 years ago on lanky teenage girls who didn't want to get any taller.
  2. With them the 13th passenger goes lanky, philosophizing Preacher Casy, hillbilly Moses turned rustic socialist.
  3. Striding in at a lanky 2.

News

  1. Young gun

    LOWELL -- At just 18 years old with a baby face, lanky build and shy disposition, Jamie Callahan looks like a high schooler left over at LeLacheur Park from the state title games played here over the weekend. Without a uniform, the unassuming righty
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Eagle-Tribune

  2. Into the Wild(Fox) — Daydream Pre Fall 2013 Collection

    Get inspired to get into nature this summer as Wildfox is going Into the Wild in a collection that was ignited by a moment under the stars between Wildfox designer Kimberley Gordon and her friends. Muse Daria Pleggenkuhle, shot by dreamy photographer Lauren Ward in this subtle, quiet campaign, plays the ultimate, high school flashback tomboy. Her cropped hair, lanky body and bushy eyebrows ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  3. First-rounder Ball signs, takes in Fenway experience

    The Red Sox announced Wednesday that they have signed Indiana high school left-hander Trey Ball, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The lanky hurler received the Fenway Park experience, complete with good-natured ribbing from Dustin Pedroia.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Boston Red Sox

Quotes

  1. "To Glenn McGrath, that lanky bloke from Narromine, thanks for a wonderful contribution to Australian cricket," said Howard. "He joins the greats of Australian fast bowlers, he's a wonderful bloke and he's been a wonderful player and he went...
    on Apr 28, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Hindu

  2. "He's an interesting guy, this tall, lanky lefty throwing across his body," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "You can see why they like him."
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Terry Francona Source: USA Today

  3. "I have enormous regard for 'Lanky' (Fletcher) as a player, he and (Matthew) Scarlett in my view have been the best key defenders in the game for over a decade now," Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson said post-match.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Alastair Clarkson Source: ABC Online

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