Origin of ganglinguncertain or unknown; perhaps altered (? influenced, influence by dangle) from gangrel, in obsolete sense, “lanky person”
Origin of ganglingPerhaps from dialectal gang to go from Middle English gangen from Old English gangan
(comparative more gangling, superlative most gangling)
Perhaps from , from the dialectal gang (“to go, to walk, to proceed”).
- A member of a gang.
From gang + -ling.