Gawkiness



[gaw-kee] /ˈgɔ ki/

adjective, gawkier, gawkiest.
1.
awkward; ungainly; clumsy.
/ˈɡɔːkɪ/
adjective gawkier, gawkiest
1.
clumsy or ungainly; awkward
2.
(West Yorkshire, dialect) left-handed
adj.

“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-French relations, i.e. most of recorded history.

adjective

Awkward; ill-coordinated (1759+)

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