Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Formed like a stalk: resembling a stalk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Hard as a stalk; resembling a stalk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Long and thin, like a stalk of a plant.
  • adjective Of a plant, having stalks

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

stalk +‎ -y

Examples

  • It chanced that there was but one of them on duty in the wood that morning -- a certain short, stalky little fellow whose name was Walter Skinner, and who was fond of speaking of himself as a king's man.

    A Boy's Ride

  • At the second transplanting, Hiram snipped back the tops, and the roots as well, so that each plant would grow sturdily and not be too "stalky".

    Hiram the Young Farmer

  • He had made tea for us; it was what the monks called mountain tea, a delicious mixture of mint, floral herbs, and a stalky item reminiscent of chamomile.

    Scott Cairns: The Unceasing Prayer Of Mount Athos: A Short Trip To The Edge

  • He had made tea for us; it was what the monks called mountain tea, a delicious mixture of mint, floral herbs, and a stalky item reminiscent of chamomile.

    Scott Cairns: The Unceasing Prayer Of Mount Athos: A Short Trip To The Edge

  • She reminded him of a fawn, gangly and stalky, with wet brown eyes.

    The Electric Laundromat « A Fly in Amber

  • Never put anything on Facebook that you would not want your boss, your creepy stalky ex-lover, or your young students/clients to find out.

    Why I'm deleting my Facebook account

  • If the editor took the time to scrawl"Nzce jb grape jelly assassin, send mor pls," it means they thought enough of your work to risk the potential hazardous attraction of the stalky, mad, one-percent club I'm just guessing that 1% of slush submitters do the really crazy stuff - it could be more.

    February 2010

  • If the editor took the time to scrawl"Nzce jb grape jelly assassin, send mor pls," it means they thought enough of your work to risk the potential hazardous attraction of the stalky, mad, one-percent club I'm just guessing that 1% of slush submitters do the really crazy stuff - it could be more.

    Reject-O-Matic: Why Editors Use Form Rejection Letters

  • I see him through the glass recline across the backseat, stalky in his blue underwear, wispy and pale as the sky.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • If the editor took the time to scrawl"Nzce jb grape jelly assassin, send mor pls," it means they thought enough of your work to risk the potential hazardous attraction of the stalky, mad, one-percent club I'm just guessing that 1% of slush submitters do the really crazy stuff - it could be more.

    Reject-O-Matic: Why Editors Use Form Rejection Letters

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