from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tall, thin, and ungainly. See Synonyms at lean2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Somewhat lank; tall, slim, and rather ungraceful or awkward.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Somewhat lank; tall, thin, bony and ungraceful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat lank; tending to or characteristic. of lankness or leanness.
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
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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.
Evan is tall and lanky, which is perfect for the quickstep.
For those of you with long memories, you may recall a lanky, genial Australian weatherman turned talk show host named Gordon Elliot.
The robber was described as a lanky white man in his 20s or 30s, about 6 feet tall.
Yeah, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine was a good pick besides him being tall and kind of lanky, but even that wasn't Singer's first pick for the role.
He is a tall young man, -- "lanky," as she has herself expressed him, -- with thick brown hair, closely cropped.
Tall people should be slim, otherwise the word 'lanky' is used - and that's not nice.
I was slightly nervous about meeting Sammy but once I saw him it was fine, he’s Australian and kind of lanky and nerdy and totally casual and laid back, so that was no problem.