lank Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “lank” in the English Dictionary

"lank" in British English

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uk   us   /læŋk/
Lank ​hair is not ​attractive because it is ​completelystraight and ​thin: His ​hair was lank and ​greasy and ​looked like it hadn't been ​washed for a ​month.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of lank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lank”
in Spanish lacio…
in Vietnamese thẳng và rũ (tóc)…
in Malaysian panjang dan lurus…
in Thai ยาวเรียว…
in French plat…
in German glatt…
in Chinese (Simplified) (头发)平直而稀疏的…
in Indonesian tipis berminyak…
in Chinese (Traditional) (頭髮)平直而稀疏的…
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