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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Awkward; ungainly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. awkward, ungainly; lacking grace or dexterity in movement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish. -- n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Awkward in manner or bearing; inapt in behavior; clumsy; clownish.
  • n. ; pl. gawkies (-kiz). Same as gawk, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking grace in movement or posture

Etymologies

(UK) From gawk (verb or noun). (US, Southern, Appalachian) Possibly an interpretative pronunciation of gauche. (Wiktionary)

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