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Definition of "gawky" []

  • Awkward; ungainly. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gawky" in a sentence
  • "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"."