[ gaw-kee ]
/ ˈgɔ ki /
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adjective, gawk·i·er, gawk·i·est.
awkward; ungainly; clumsy.
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Also gawk·ish [gaw-kish]. /ˈgɔ kɪʃ/.
OTHER WORDS FROM gawkygawk·i·ly, gawk·ish·ly, adverbgawk·i·ness, gawk·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gawky
/ (ˈɡɔːkɪ) /
adjective gawkier or gawkiest
clumsy or ungainly; awkward
West Yorkshire dialect left-handed
Derived forms of gawkygawkily or gawkishly, adverbgawkiness or gawkishness, noun
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