Definition of gangling adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡæŋɡlɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæŋɡlɪŋ//
(also gangly
BrE BrE//ˈɡæŋɡli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæŋɡli//
Body shape
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(of a person) tall, thin and awkward in their movements synonym lanky a gangling youth/adolescent See related entries: Body shape Word Originearly 19th cent.: from the verb gang ‘go’ + -le + -ing.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gangling