what is difference between gangling and lanky
Perhaps from gangle, from the dialectal gang (“to go, to walk, to proceed”).
gangling (comparative more gangling, superlative most gangling)
- Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
- A gangling teenager.
From gang + -ling.
gangling (plural ganglings)
- (nonce word, nonstandard) A member of a gang.
From lank + -y.
- IPA(key): /ˈlæŋk.i/
- Rhymes: -æŋki
lanky (comparative lankier, superlative lankiest)
- (informal) Tall, slim, and rather ungraceful or awkward.
- See also Thesaurus:scrawny