adjective, gawk·i·er, gawk·i·est.
Examples from the Web for gawky
The Movement: Julia had this gawky awkwardness, which Streep picks up.
I kept that long-necked, gawky man off with it, pretty near tripped him up so's I could get to the table with that poor child.In Apple-Blossom Time|Clara Louise Burnham
And so in the sixties the boy and the town went through their raw, gawky, ugly adolescence together.A Certain Rich Man|William Allen White
Next day, a young man, gawky and seemingly unsophisticated, brought the animal.Adopting An Abandoned Farm|Kate Sanborn
British Dictionary definitions for gawky
adjective gawkier or gawkiest
Word Origin and History for gawky
"awkward, ungainly," 1724, from gawk hand "left hand" (1703), perhaps a contraction of gaulick, thus "gaulish hand," derogatory slang that could have originated during some period of strained Anglo-French relations, i.e. most of recorded history.