cankle


Also found in: Wikipedia.

cankle

an ankle that is so thick it appears to be a continuation of the calf

cankle

(ˈkæŋkəl)
n
informal a thickened area between the calf and ankle in an overweight person, obscuring where one ends and the other begins
[C21: from c(alf)2 + ankle]
References in periodicals archive ?
It's great to roll it out on the Queen's birthday but fashionistas are warning against the fashion faux pas that is 'cankle bunting' - when you wear sandals that are tied on with string.
Nowhere else is the cankle so celebrated, or are bosoms allowed to roam with such freedom."
Protect your legs and avoid the dreaded travel "cankle" in style with RejuvaHealth compression socks.
The offensive word "cankle" first entered our vernacular in 2001 when it was used in the Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow movie Shallow Hal.
Missing from the crew was the redneck from Florida--Peterson--who rolled his cankle two weeks before the trip.
Pictures: Paul Chappells It's a dilemma as the years advance but Dame Helen Mirren sparked a cankle fankle by baring her legs on TV.
First she's named as a 'cankle' owner - that's the bit at the end of your leg where, if you're unlucky, your calf bleeds imperceptibly into your ankle to form one unflattering mass.
Davina, who is hosting new Channel 4 show The Jump, laments: "I have cankles. That is why you don't often see me in a dress or a dress in a flat shoe as it's bad for a cankle.
And I particularly don't want to cinch, or be cinched, when the cinching takes place atop a pair of cropped trousers that are as wide as they are long and where the metres of spare fabric (those not busy billowing around shins, above cruelly exposed cankles) are corralled into a 'waistband' as thick and meaty as an artisan ham salad sandwich.
Throughout history, women have been made to feel bad about their bodies-thunder thighs, cellulite, stretch marks, muffin tops, cankles.
San Francisco, CA, May 07, 2017 --(PR.com)-- If 2016 was any indication for author Randi Sherman, she is going to have to make room on her trophy shelf for BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles. Last year, Sherman's hilarious The Lobby about the comings and goings and most comedic intersections of guests, staff and long term residents in an elegant San Francisco hotel lobby, claimed seventeen awards for Humor and humor fiction.
I have six weeks to go and my cankles are now the least of my worries.