gawky

[ gaw-kee ]
/ ˈgɔ ki /

adjective, gawk·i·er, gawk·i·est.

awkward; ungainly; clumsy.
Also gawk·ish [gaw-kish] /ˈgɔ kɪʃ/.

Origin of gawky

First recorded in 1715–25; gawk + -y1

Related forms

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

gawkish

/ (ˈɡɔːkɪ) /

adjective gawkier or gawkiest

clumsy or ungainly; awkward
West Yorkshire dialect left-handed

Derived Forms

gawkily or gawkishly, adverbgawkiness or gawkishness, noun
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