Etymology

gainly (adj.)

"well-formed and agile," 1886, probably a back-formation from ungainly. Earlier "ready, prompt" (1620s), from gain (n.).

Open in app
Advertisement

Dictionary entries near gainly

Gail

gaily

gain

gainer

gainful

gainly

gainsay

gainst

gait

gaiter

gal

updated on February 04, 2015