EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

lath +‎ -y

AdjectiveEdit

lathy ‎(comparative more lathy, superlative most lathy)

  1. (archaic) Like a lath; long and slender.
    • 1854, William Harrison Ainsworth, The Lancashire Witches[1]:
      In this way he was dragged out; and as he crept up the bank, with the wet pouring from his apparel, which now clung tightly to his lathy limbs, he was greeted by the jeers of Nicholas.
    • 1911, Hamilton Drummond, The Justice of the King[2]:
      And little lathy Charles with his long, narrow white face and obstinate chin, is no A B C of a boy.
    • 1917, Rudyard Kipling, A Diversity of Creatures[3]:
      'Twas just a bit o' lathy old plank which Jim had throwed acrost the brook for his own conveniences.