gawk·​ish ˈgȯ-kish How to pronounce gawkish (audio)
: gawky
gawkishly adverb
gawkishness noun

Example Sentences

the kind of gawkish girl who trips while receiving her high school diploma

Word History


gawk entry 1 + -ish

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gawkish was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Gawkish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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