adjective, gawk·i·er, gawk·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM gawkygawk·i·ly, gawk·ish·ly, adverbgawk·i·ness, gawk·ish·ness, noun
How to use gawky in a sentence
The young lady, a gawky girl of 13, was a distant cousin whose father had recently become King Emperor.How Prince Philip Became Queen Elizabeth's Unlikely Husband|Lily Rothman|April 9, 2021|Time
The Movement: Julia had this gawky awkwardness, which Streep picks up.
He was reminded of the flight of time only by the growth of his son—a gawky, long-limbed boy.The Pioneers|Katharine Susannah Prichard
Mediocrity had only seen the gawky stripling, with his moonstruck air, and pestilent habit of trying some new crotchet.Heroes of the Telegraph|J. Munro
It sets up a gawky fellow to find a girl who ain't ashamed to be seen walking with him Sundays.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
Three big, gawky helmet-headed beetles next followed, bearing rice-sprouts, with full heads of rice.Japanese Fairy World|William Elliot Griffis
But who would ever have imagined that that gawky shock-headed American boy had really got so much romance in him!Babylon, Volume 2 (of 3)|Grant Allen