gammerstang

gammerstang

(ˈɡæməˌstæŋ)
n
1. an awkwardly tall person, esp a woman
2. a rude or idle girl
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Gammerstang A tall, ungainly or awkward person Emerged in the late 16th century from Scottish and northern English dialects.
A bald person is defined as pilgarlic, while the word gammerstang is used to describe a woman who is tall and awkward - the word first appeared in the late 16th Century.