awk

adjective

Definition of awk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 obsolete : turned or done the wrong way
2 obsolete : perverse
3 obsolete : awkward, clumsy

awk

adverb
variants: or awkly

Definition of awk (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete
: in the wrong way

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History and Etymology for awk

Adjective

Middle English awke

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“Awk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awk. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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