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akimbo

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adjective or adverb akim·bo \ə-ˈkim-(ˌ)bō\

Simple Definition of akimbo

  • of the arms : with the hands on the hips and the elbows turned outward

  • of the legs : spread apart in a bent position

Full Definition of akimbo

  1. 1 :  having the hand on the hip and the elbow turned outward

  2. 2 :  set in a bent position <a tailor sitting with legs akimbo>

Origin of akimbo

Middle English in kenebowe


First Known Use: 15th century


AKIMBO Defined for Kids

akimbo

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adverb or adjective akim·bo \ə-ˈkim-bō\

Definition of akimbo

  1. 1 :  with the hands on the hips and the elbows turned outward <She stood with arms akimbo.>

  2. 2 :  set in a bent position <He sat with legs akimbo.>




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