One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman's fat or swollen ankle whose flesh merges unattractively with that of the calf.
- ‘Anyone could fall in love with Rosemary and her cankles.’
- ‘I don't even want to talk about the cankles anymore.’
- ‘‘Well I already have cankles to begin with,’ he laughed.’
Early 21st century: blend of calf and ankle.
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