gawkish


adjective, gawk·i·er, gawk·i·est.

  1. awkward; ungainly; clumsy.

adjective gawkier or 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.

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