Definition of lanky in English:



  • (of a person) ungracefully thin and tall.

    • ‘Revel, my bearded guide, is so unashamedly laid back his tall, lanky frame spends most of the time in the horizontal.’
    • ‘The short fat one grew up in Shettleston, the tall lanky one in Canada.’
    • ‘There seems to be a blind faith in the lad because he's lanky and he makes the ball bounce.’
    • ‘She and Kyle were twins but he was tall and lanky and she was short and chubby.’
    • ‘Within hours of meeting the local kids I was shown her photo by a tall lanky boy.’
    • ‘He is lanky and a brilliant artist as well as being excellent at crosswords.’
    • ‘He was tall and lanky, with wisps of blond hair sticking out from under his cap.’
    • ‘The knifeman is described as white, in his early 20s, tall, lanky and was wearing a white or cream coat.’
    • ‘He was tall and lanky, with small round glasses and a close cap of thick curls.’
    • ‘They are an odd couple - Hardin thin, lanky and quiet, Russell well-built and extrovert.’
    • ‘He was very tall and lanky and had flowing blonde hair and really piercing blue eyes.’
    • ‘Uncle Mac was a practical joker, a tall lanky man who loved to have children around him.’
    • ‘Tall and lanky with balding hair he reminded me of the boring intellectual types.’
    • ‘She looked up at him in fear, he was tall and lanky and she felt small and miserable sitting in his shadow.’
    • ‘The man with the knife is described as white, in his early twenties, tall, lanky and was wearing a white or cream coat.’
    • ‘Weed removal had to be done by hand, to help the tall and lanky plant to grow well.’
    • ‘While Ethan was rather short and more fit, Brook was tall, thin, and lanky.’
    • ‘The man was extremely tall and lanky with dark, heavy bags under his eyes and long shaggy hair.’
    • ‘A tall, lanky, freakish man with floppy blonde hair was trying to get passed me, so I moved out of his way and gave him a smile.’
    • ‘Isaac stood up tall, stretching his lanky legs and walking forward as if to lead the group away.’
    tall, thin, slender, slim, lean, lank, skinny, spindly, spare, gangling, gangly, scrawny, skeletal, scraggy, emaciated, size-zero, bony, gaunt, raw-boned, gawky, rangy, skin-and-bones, angular, pinched, attenuated
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