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Lank

adjective; clipping
a condition of being tall and somewhat underweight. apparent meaning: tall, thin, scrawny reason used: My suitemate clipped an adjective to draw people’s attention to an unfamiliar word, and thus, herself.
 
In reference to a tall and thin neighbor, my suitemate commented that he was quite lank.
Etymology : Formed from a clipping of the word lanky.
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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