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  • n. Plural form of cankle.


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  • Thanks for the reminder that complaining about cankles is a luxury.

    A Bellyful of Light | Her Bad Mother

  • For clients who don't respond to his training regime of sprinting up stairs and repeated leg lifts, Anthony Preischel, a personal trainer at the Mid City Gym in Manhattan, has designed a homemade short-term cankles remedy that involves applying Preparation H hemorrhoid cream to the ankle and then wrapping it in an Ace bandage overnight.

    For the Body-Conscious,

  • But enough Americans are concerned about fat ankles -- or "cankles" -- that gyms are coming up with new ways to tone them; plastic surgeons are pushing $4,000 to $6,000 liposuction procedures to slim them; and shoe companies are offering special models designed to minimize them.

    For the Body-Conscious,

  • Why call attention to hefty calves and thick ankles aka "cankles" (Photos 2, 4)? -

  • Louboutin insists the doll has 'cankles', or fat ankles.

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  • Although Madden was enormously popular for his on-the-fly analysis of games, expertise drawn from his years as a coach with the Oakland Raiders, and his occasional tangents onto subjects like "cankles" or "great coaches with hats," he also left a significant mark on the gaming industry.

    GameSpot's News, Screenshots, Movies, Reviews, Previews, Downloads, and Features

  • So it depends on what is causing the problem, in the case of 'cankles' and assuming you are of Western background, it's usually excess tissue (which doesn't mean you're overweight at all, it's usually just a hereditary trait) so possibly liposuction may help, we do perform this on ankles quite frequently and although it sounds a bit dramatic you usually get a good result which is permanent.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • It's not quite clear how following this advice would have kept reporters from making fun of Hillary Clinton's "cankles," however, let alone how it would help women achieve pay equity.

    Inside Higher Ed

  • Capri pants bare scourge of summer: 'cankles' msnbc. com contributorupdated 9: 31 a.m. - Articles related to Bruce Springsteen to play entire albums at N.J. shows

  • "cankles," thick ankles are just three of the quirky words on record in the non-word vault.

    London Free Press


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  • from WSJ:

    "Cankle, a portmanteau word combining calf and ankle, refers to 'the area in affected female legs where the calf meets the foot in an abrupt, nontapering terminus,' according to Urban Dictionary. A spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association says the word is not a medical term."

    July 23, 2009

  • Which reminds me of my favorite line ever from the show "Cheers" (which I didn't watch very often).

    Lilith was pregnant, and when she came into the bar Sam said, "You look wonderful." She said, flat-voiced, "Oh really. Is it the glow of impending motherhood or the twenty pounds of water I'm retaining in my wrists and ankles?"

    November 29, 2007

  • Oh, but if you've seen such things, you might change your mind. ;-)

    November 29, 2007

  • Flow might not be the best verb... :-P

    November 29, 2007

  • I knew a girl in college who had cankles.

    November 28, 2007

  • An unfortunate condition in which one's calves flow directly to one's ankles without narrowing.

    November 28, 2007