Gangling vs Angling - What's the difference?

gangling | angling |


As nouns the difference between gangling and angling

is that gangling is (nonce|nonstandard) a member of a gang while angling is a form of fishing, with a rod, line and angle (hook) for recreation or sport.

As an adjective gangling

is awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.

As a verb angling is

(fishing).

gangling

English

Etymology 1

Perhaps from .

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Awkwardly tall and thin, ungraceful.
  • A gangling teenager.

    Etymology 2

    From .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (nonce, nonstandard) A member of a gang.
  • * 2007 , Edward Estlin Cummings, Eimi :
  • "Well, we'll meet in New York and you can see what's left of me! Bon voyage" the ganglings smirked & just beyond Grand, bang into not — da.

    angling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (fishing)
  • Noun

    (wikipedia angling)
  • A form of fishing, with a rod, line and angle (hook) for recreation or sport.
  • * Thomas Barker
  • It is a speciall point to have the sun and moon before you, for the very motion of the rod drives all pleasure from you, either by day or by night; in all your anglings , both with worms and flyes, there must be a great care of that.

    Synonyms

    * the gentle craft