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"lanky" in British English

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lankyadjective

uk   us   /ˈlæŋ.ki/
tall and ​thin and often ​movingawkwardly as a ​result: I was ​yourtypical lanky ​teenager.
(Definition of lanky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lankyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈlæŋ·ki/
tall and ​thin and often ​tending to move ​awkwardly as a ​result: He ​shifted his lanky ​bodyuncomfortably in the ​crampedairplaneseat.
(Definition of lanky from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lanky”
in Arabic طَويل ورَفيع جدا…
in Korean 흐느적 거리는…
in Portuguese esguio, magricela…
in Catalan esprimatxat, llargarut…
in Japanese ひょろっとした…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瘦高的,细长的…
in Turkish upuzun, boylu boslu ve ince…
in Russian долговязый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瘦高的,細長的…
in Italian allampanato, spilungone…
in Polish patykowaty…
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