People who are rangy are tall and thin, with long arms and legs. You could describe a skinny young basketball player as rangy.

This adjective most often describes someone who's very tall and slim, or even a little gawky, like a teenager with big feet and long legs who hasn't finished growing and is awkward in their own body. More rarely, rangy means "tending, allowed, or allowing to roam," like a rangy stray dog or a wide, rangy field. It comes from the verb range, or "move freely over a wide area."

Definitions of rangy

adj tall and thin and having long slender limbs

gangling, gangly, lanky
great in vertical dimension; high in stature

adj adapted to wandering or roaming

moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)

adj allowing ample room for ranging

big, large
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

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