- akiba ben joseph,
- akimiski island,
Origin of akimbo
Examples from the Web for akimbo
She was an uncommonly powerful, red-faced Irishwoman; her arms were bare, and she had them akimbo, and was scratching her elbows.Ravenshoe|Henry Kingsley
Her arms were akimbo and a pipe was thrust between her teeth.The Black Pearl|Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
His arms were akimbo, his feet planted as firmly as if he were a particularly stubborn brand of tree.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
Akimbo, a-kim′bo, adj. with hand on hip and elbow bent outward.
She was holding up her skirt with one hand, and the other arm was akimbo at her waist.The Manxman|Hall Caine
Word Origin for akimbo
c.1400, in kenebowe, of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle English phrase in keen bow "at a sharp angle," or from a Scandinavian word akin to Icelandic kengboginn "bow-bent," but this seems not to have been used in this exact sense. Many languages use a teapot metaphor for this, such as French faire le pot a deux anses "to play the pot with two handles."