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

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

:  having the hand on the hip and the elbow turned outward
:  set in a bent position <a tailor sitting with legs akimbo>

Origin of AKIMBO

Middle English in kenebowe
First Known Use: 15th century


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