Lank Definition

lăngk
lankest, lanker
adjective
lanker, lankest
Slender or lean.
Webster's New World
Gaunt or meager.
Webster's New World
Hanging straight and limp; not curly.
Webster's New World
verb
(rare) To become lank; to make lank.
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Other Word Forms of Lank

Adjective

Base Form:
lank
Comparative:
lanker
Superlative:
lankest

Origin of Lank

  • 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

  • Middle English from Old English hlanc

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

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