gawky

[ gaw-kee ]
/ ˈgɔ ki /

adjective, gawk·i·er, gawk·i·est.

awkward; ungainly; clumsy.

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Also gawk·ish [gaw-kish]. /ˈgɔ kɪʃ/.

Origin of gawky

First recorded in 1715–25; gawk + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM gawky

gawk·i·ly, gawk·ish·ly, adverbgawk·i·ness, gawk·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gawky

gawky

gawkish

/ (ˈɡɔːkɪ) /

adjective gawkier or gawkiest

clumsy or ungainly; awkward
West Yorkshire dialect left-handed

Derived forms of gawky

gawkily or gawkishly, adverbgawkiness or gawkishness, noun
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