Synonyms for lank
- all skin and bones
- thin as a rail
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LANK
The trapper slapped his lank, leather-clad thigh in high approval.
Perhaps the good Samaritan was lean and lank, and found it hard to live.
Sim cowered in a corner of the box, with his lank fingers in his long hair.
The colonel looked at O'Malley's lank and bony frame and smiled.
George, who was big and lank, and truculent in appearance, nodded.
He was a lank, bony, yellow-faced man, with big intense eyes.
He was tall and he was lank and he was honest to his last bristling hair.
A little taller than Piang, was Sicto, lean and lank of limb.
Presently in came a tall woman, lank, crooked, with only one eye.
Professor Scudmore waved a long, lank hand at the little man.
Old English hlanc "loose and empty, slender, flaccid," from Proto-Germanic *khlankaz, perhaps from a root meaning "flexible" (cf. German lenken "to bend, turn aside," Old Norse hlykkr "bend, noose, loop"), from PIE root *kleng- "to bend, turn" (see link (n.)). "Some examples may be long adj. with unvoicing of g" ["Middle English Dictionary"]