Definitions

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  • adj. having the knees abnormally close together, and the ankles spread apart
  • adj. suffering from genu valgum (or tibia valga)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The last time I had let myself go so completely was with Tim, which still left me knockkneed in my own kitchen six years later, as I had discovered tonight.

    Last Lullaby

  • The door crashed open and the piano player made his ridiculous, knockkneed run for the sun.

    The Gunslinger

  • When the old farmer went up to him with knockkneed, rheumatic tread, inquiring, "Well, how goes it?" the architect would reply:

    The Best Short Stories of 1919 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • You mean that knockkneed mother's darling who seems to be slightly crawsick?

    Ulysses

  • A few feet away he tried to read what was on the map, but, unable to do so, drew closer, pale-faced and knockkneed, and stared at the map and the little flags.

    Donovan Pasha, and Some People of Egypt — Volume 1

  • After about an hour, Len turned his family’s knockkneed, powder blue Buick onto a dirt road, where he had to dodge potholes.

    GUARDIAN OF THE VEIL

  • You mean that knockkneed mother’s darling who seems to be slightly crawsick?

    Ulysses

  • But I'm going through with it, and I don't intend to look knockkneed, anyhow. "

    Under the Country Sky

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  • Joyce, Ulysses: "You mean that knockkneed mother's darling who seems to be slightly crawsick?"

    September 26, 2007