from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking social polish; tactless.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Awkward or lacking in social graces; bumbling.
- adj. Skewed, not plane.
- adj. Describing a torsion angle of 60°
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Left handed
- n. Winding; twisted; warped; -- applied to curves and surfaces.
- n. Lacking grace and perceptivity in social situations; crude; tactless; socially inept.
- n. Not planar; -- of molecules or molecular conformations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Left-handed; awkward; clumsy.
- In mathematics, skew.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking social polish
French, awkward, lefthanded, from Old French, from gauchir, to turn aside, walk clumsily, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French gauche ("left, awkward"), from French gauchir ("to veer, turn"), from Old French gaucher ("to trample, walk clumsily"), from Frankish welkan "to full, trample" from Proto-Germanic *welk- (“to full, roll up”). Akin to Old High German walchan ("to knead"), Old English wealcian ("to roll up, curl"), Old Norse valka ("to drag about"). More at walk (Wiktionary)