gangling vs lanky what difference

what is difference between gangling and lanky

English

Etymology 1

Perhaps from gangle, from the dialectal gang (to go, to walk, to proceed).

Adjective

gangling (comparative more gangling, superlative most gangling)

  1. Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
    A gangling teenager.
Related terms
  • gangly
  • lanky
  • rangy
Translations

Etymology 2

From gang +‎ -ling.

Noun

gangling (plural ganglings)

  1. (nonce word, nonstandard) A member of a gang.

Anagrams

  • naggling


English

Etymology

From lank +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlæŋk.i/
  • Rhymes: -æŋki

Adjective

lanky (comparative lankier, superlative lankiest)

  1. (informal) Tall, slim, and rather ungraceful or awkward.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:scrawny
  • gangly

Derived terms

  • lankily
  • lankiness

Translations

Anagrams

  • Kylan

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