Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Definitions for akimbo
- With hand on hip and elbow bent outward.
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Citations for akimbo
With yards akimbo, she says unto him scornfully, as the old beldam said to the little dwarf: - "Help yourself.
Which kind of sounds like he's going to stand in the middle of the path, arms akimbo, to prevent bikes from going through.
Origin of akimbo
late Middle English
Akimbo is the descendent of the Middle English kenebowe, which itself is a modification of the Old Norse i keng boginn, both meaning "bent into a crook."