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  • n. Plural form of knock-knee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. knock-knee.


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  • She had knock-knees and was skinny, with a short pixie haircut.

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  • Although rarely serious, children also can be evaluated and followed for conditions such as bowlegs, knock-knees and pigeon toes.

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  • It's being six foot two and desperate-looking that does it, you know; if I'd been short-arsed with no chin and knock-knees, no one in search of a hero would have looked at me twice.


  • Are the young ones always knock-knees with feet splayed inward, or is that just the defensive stance when startled by sketch artists in the wild?

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  • And in those days I looked like a geek—I wore colorful plastic rhinestone-trimmed glasses, had skinny knock-knees, and was a straight “A” student.

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  • He came of age during the Depression, arrived in Congress from Massachusetts in 1952 and came to power amid the plenty of the '60s and' 70s (he once boasted that he'd put money into an appropriations bill to study knock-knees).

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  • By long continued standing the knees become so weak that they turn inwards, producing that deformity which is called "knock-knees" and I have sometimes seen it so striking, that the individual has actually lost twelve inches of his height by it.

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  • Children were bullied and tortured with the kindest intentions; even Maria Edgeworth at her fashionable school was stretched in a sort of machine to make her grow; Mr. Day, as we know, to please the lady of his affections, passed eight hours a day in the stocks in order to turn out his knock-knees.

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  • Also, the knock-knees, saggy breasts, female facial hair, vacant stares, and their slow, sloth-like procession through the grocery store.

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  • To check for severe knock-knees, have the child stand with her knees touching.

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