gawky

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adjective \ˈgȯ-kē\

Definition of gawky

gawkier

;

gawkiest

  1. :  awkward, clumsy a gawky adolescent

gawkily

play \ˈgȯ-kə-lē\ adverb

gawkiness

noun

gawky

noun

Examples of gawky in a Sentence

  1. the stiff, gawky gait of a newborn colt

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Origin and Etymology of gawky

1gawk + 1-y


GAWKY Defined for English Language Learners

gawky

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adjective

Definition of gawky for English Language Learners

  • : awkward and clumsy


GAWKY Defined for Kids

gawky

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adjective \ˈgȯ-kē\

Definition of gawky for Students

gawkier

;

gawkiest

  1. :  awkward and clumsy a tall gawky boy



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