gawky

[gaw-kee] /ˈgɔ ki/
adjective, gawkier, gawkiest.
1.
awkward; ungainly; clumsy.
Also, gawkish
[gaw-kish] /ˈgɔ kɪʃ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1715–25; gawk + -y1
Related forms
gawkily, gawkishly, adverb
gawkiness, gawkishness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for gawkish
gawky or gawkish (ˈɡɔːkɪ)
 
adj , gawkier, gawkiest
1.  clumsy or ungainly; awkward
2.  dialect (West Yorkshire) left-handed
 
gawkish or gawkish
 
adj
 
'gawkily or gawkish
 
adv
 
'gawkishly or gawkish
 
adv
 
'gawkiness or gawkish
 
n
 
'gawkishness or gawkish
 
n

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Word Origin and History for gawkish
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-Fr. relations.
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Slang definitions & phrases for gawkish

gawky

adjective

Awkward; ill-coordinated (1759+)


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