Lank meaning

lăngk
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Long, straight, and limp.

Lank and floppy hair.

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Hanging straight and limp; not curly.
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(of hair) Straight and flat; thin and limp. (often associated with being greasy)
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(rare) To become lank; to make lank.
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Long and lean.
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Slender or thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.
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Origin of lank

  • Middle English from Old English hlanc

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English hlanc; confer German lenken (“to turn”), gelenk (“joint”), Old High German hlanca (“hip, side, flank”), and English link (of a chain).

    From Wiktionary