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Definition of "awk" [awk]

  • Odd; out of order; perverse. (adjective)
  • Wrong, or not commonly used; clumsy; sinister; as, the awk end of a rod (the butt end). (adjective)
  • Clumsy in performance or manners; unhandy; not dexterous; awkward. (adjective)
  • Perversely; in the wrong way. (adverb)
  • A Unix scripting language or the command line interface itself. (proper-noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "awk" in a sentence
  • "When I run this bash script that calls awk, all the output is on a single line."
  • "If we don't want to use awk, which is a whole-blown programming language, then we can sort the output of cat and filter it via uniq:"
  • ""Yes, an 'yit Hugh's throwed him fair jest by main strength an' awk'ardness.""