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



    BrE BrE//læŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//læŋk//
    Describing hair
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  1. 1(of hair) straight, dull and not attractive Her lank black hair dropped lifelessly to her shoulders. See related entries: Describing hair
  2. 2(South African English, informal) large in number or amount I've got lank work to do.
  3. Word OriginOld English hlanc ‘thin’, of Germanic origin; related to High German lenken ‘to bend, turn’, also to flinch and link.
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