Complete Definition of "lank"

English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æÅčk|-æÅčk

Adjective
lank (Comparative Lanker ; superl. Lankest.] [AS. hlanc; cf. G. lenken to turn, gelenk joint, OHG. hlanca hip, side, flank, and E. link of a chain.]

  1. Slender and thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.

#* Meager and lank with fasting grown. - Swift.
#* Who would not choose . . . to have rather a lank purse than an empty brain? - Barrow.
#* Blacks in the fields, lank and stooped, their fingers spiderlike among the bolls of cotton. - 1985 w:Cormac McCarthy?|McCarthy?, w:Blood Meridian|Blood Meridian, chapter 1.
#Languid; drooping.[Obs.]
#* Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head. - Milton
#* Lank hair, long, thin hair. - Macaulay

Verb
lank [intransitive & transitive]

  1. To become lank; to make lank.

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