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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gangly mean? 

GANGLY (adjective)
  The adjective GANGLY has 2 senses:

1. tall and thin and having long slender limbs
2. tall and thin

  Familiarity information: GANGLY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GANGLY (adjective)

Sense 1gangly [BACK TO TOP]


Tall and thin and having long slender limbs


gangling; gangly; lanky; rangy

Context examples:

a gangling teenager / a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man


tall (great in vertical dimension; high in stature)

Sense 2gangly [BACK TO TOP]


Tall and thin


gangling; gangly; lanky


lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)

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