American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Awkward; ungainly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Awkward in manner or bearing; inapt in behavior; clumsy; clownish.
- n. ; pl. gawkies (-kiz). Same as gawk, 2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Foolish and awkward; clumsy; clownish. -- n. A fellow who is awkward from being overgrown, or from stupidity, a gawk.
- adj. lacking grace in movement or posture
- (UK) From gawk (verb or noun). (US, Southern, Appalachian) Possibly an interpretative pronunciation of gauche. (Wiktionary)
“Local wineries fell into this trap as well, resulting in gawky, disjointed wines that did both the grape and the region a disservice.”
“Then he calls a gawky, red-haired chap, that stood good six-feet two:”
“When she was 15, she was spotted in Covent Garden by a model scout and signed up for a shoot with Elle magazine, whose then editor, Sally Brampton, later recalled the gawky teenager as "a bird of paradise".”
“James R. Gaines recalls the gawky adolescent governments of General Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, who were leading their countries in parallel revolutions all For Liberty and Glory (Norton).”
“Now to be called gawky when he thought the gesture was particularly graceful, was indeed discouraging.”
“As for the town of Brighton, it's what I would call a gawky piece of London.”
“Elle magazine, whose then editor, Sally Brampton, later recalled the gawky teenager as”
“I went to the Eagle in Atlanta and I felt like some kind of gawky white heron or an egret or something in a cave full of bears.”
“But it was, you know, teenaged boys don't get a lot of good press these days and it's really a tribute to them and all their kind of gawky, smelly wonderfulness.”
“Raina's background story because I've only gotten two words: "gawky" and "volleyball.”
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