clunky

adjective \ ˈkləŋ-kē \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of clunky

clunkier; clunkiest
:clumsy in style, form, or execution
  • a clunky thriller
  • clunky earrings

Examples of clunky in a Sentence

  1. I drive a clunky old station wagon.

  2. His act was full of clunky one-liners.

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First Known Use of clunky

1968


CLUNKY Defined for English Language Learners

clunky

adjective

Definition of clunky for English Language Learners

  • : large and awkward in form or appearance

  • : old and not working well

  • : badly or awkwardly made or done



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