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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'

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
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)


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