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- Rhymes: -ɔːki
- Long and thin, like a stalk of a plant.
- 2008 May 8, Mike Albo, “Backstage All-Access Passwear”, in New York Times:
- An adorably gangly salesman with stalky black hair and a cough (“I’m giving up smoking, and it’s all coming up”) set up a dressing room for me, and I tried on a black tux shirt with a subtly embroidered bib ($185), a soft ivory-colored jersey ($135) and an olive-green button-front shirt ($165).
- Of a plant, having stalks.
- (informal) Resembling or characteristic of a stalker; seeming to hunt or covertly follow a person.
- a stalky ex-boyfriend