The Movement: Julia had this gawky awkwardness, which Streep picks up.
"I was first smitten with the passion to act—a gawky girl of ten at a child's party," Selma began.
Fries nuvver was no good for nobody 35 at the gawky age, nohow.
A gawky, long-limbed woman stalked in, smiling grimly at Eubank, but with the tail of his eye on the girl in the doorway.
I never kissed her, as I intended, but I stood staring like a gawky.
Lipoti Virag, basilicogrammate, chutes rapidly down through the chimneyflue and struts two steps to the left on gawky pink stilts.
Damn them, I am sick of these gawky, long-legged, half-civilized recruits!
It was not any wonder, for other lads as deliberate and gawky as himself had bothered her all the week with the same demand.
The ship was a skeleton, a long, gawky structure of naked metal beams.
You're ugly and gawky enough, Dave, but no evil angel of temptation was ever so compelling as you.
"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.
Awkward; ill-coordinated (1759+)