mid-15c., "turned the wrong way," from Old Norse afugr "turned backwards, wrong, contrary," from Proto-Germanic *afug-, from PIE *apu-ko-, from root *apo- "off, away" (see apo-). Obsolete since 17c.
The source says that awk had a “chilly” personality and had a quick-boiling temper.
Recently, awk had reportedly had harsh words for Mohammad, calling him a “motherf----r” in public several times.
awk had appointed him as a local police commander who headed some 200 tough gunmen, and who had worked for awk for seven years.
In U.S. military and diplomatic circles, he is simply known as awk.
She allus was awk'ard in stays, but she never missed them yet.
But, oh dear, it's awk'ard this 'ere Twelfth bein' fixed of a Sunday!
Here we met with an incredible number of birds, all of the awk kind before described.
"Bill's considered ruther an awk'ard customer," remarked Dick.
Things is awk'ard, and Sir Thomas, they say, isn't best pleased.
That awk'ard—why, he can't finish off a glass rod without break-in' it, or burning himself!