Lank a. [Compar. Lanker superl. Lankest.]
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.
2. Languid; drooping. [Obs.]
Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head. --Milton.
Lank hair, long, thin hair.
Lank, v. i. & t. To become lank; to make lank. [Obs.] --Shak. --G. Fletcher.
adj 1: long and thin and often limp; "grown lank with fasting";
"lank mousy hair"
2: long and lean [syn: spindly]