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gawky (ˈɡɔːkɪ Pronunciation for gawky or gawkish



Word forms:  gawkier,  gawkiest
  1. clumsy or ungainly; awkward
  2. (West Yorkshire, dialect) left-handed

Derived Forms

ˈgawkily, ˈgawkishly adverb
ˈgawkiness, ˈgawkishness noun

Example Sentences Including 'gawky'

(2) "If him and his gawky bird want to go banging on about the war, they can do it at their own gigs.
Toronto Sun (2003)
By contrast, Sunny had looked like a gawky teenager, still shadowed by puppy fat, not quite out of the awkward age.
Babson, Marian Death in Fashion
Gallagher also labelled Martin's Oscar-winning actress girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow a " gawky bird".
NME (New Musical Express) (2003)
He laughs, now, at the spectacle of a gawky teenage boy, alone, shopping for a week's worth of milk and chicken and bananas.
Globe and Mail (2003)
I believe she must be a boy with them shoulders, and them funny gawky legs she's got on her!
Boffin, Tessa & Fraser, Jean Stolen Glances - Lesbians take photographs
She stood, tall and somewhat gawky , with grey-brown eyes, short brunette hair, and a rather pronounced chin.
Sillitoe, Alan The Open Door
They were gawky and angled at the best of times, part of their charm.
Richard Francis PROSPECT HILL (2003)
Tobey Maguire's gawky arachnid takes special effects to new heights in the summer's hit blockbuster.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Tobey Maguire's gawky arachnid takes special effects to sticky new heights.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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