from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Awkwardly tall or long-limbed; rangy: gangling adolescents.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
- n. A member of a gang.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Awkward and sprawling in walking; loose-jointed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tall and thin and having long slender limbs
- adj. tall and thin
Perhaps from dialectal gang, to go, from Middle English gangen, from Old English gangan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from *gangle, from the dialectal gang ("to go, to walk, to proceed"). (Wiktionary)
From gang + -ling. (Wiktionary)