gangling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

gangling (comparative more gangling, superlative most gangling)

  1. Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
    A gangling teenager.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From gang +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

gangling (plural ganglings)

  1. (nonce word, nonstandard) A member of a gang.
    • 2007, Edward Estlin Cummings, Eimi:
      "Well, we'll meet in New York and you can see what's left of me! Bon voyage" the ganglings smirked & just beyond Grand, bang into not — da.