Definition of


  1. (adj, all) lacking grace in movement or posture
    clumsy fingers
    what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair

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Synonyms of Gawky

clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy

Alternate forms of Gawky

Derivations: gawk, gawkiness

Origin of the word Gawky

  1. "awkward, ungainly," 1724, from gawk hand "left hand" (1703), perhaps a contraction of gaulick, thus "gaulish hand," derogatory slang that could have originated during some period of strained Anglo-Fr. relations. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Gawky

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