Definition of gawkish in US English:



  • See gawk

    • ‘His audience can relate to gawkish tales of teenage fumbling, and his audience will grow.’
    • ‘But its narrow shoulders and gawkish legs implied it was a boy of only twelve, perhaps thirteen at best.’
    • ‘Even if he leaned down it would look gawkish and awkward.’
    • ‘One fissure will ruin the labor of years, and one fissure may be produced by the slip of one gawkish moving man.’
    • ‘The peace of her early childhood was shattered by the entirely predictable arrival of awkward and gawkish hormones.’