Definition of gawky:
uncouth, inept, ill-chosen, scrawny, incompetent, rustic, fumbling, unskilful, anorexic, emaciated, unwieldy, skinny, unhandy, lumpish, unmanageable, awkward, cumbersome, clownish, maladroit, gaunt, lanky, rough, be (all) skin and bone(s), klutzy, clumsy, ungraceful, thin, underweight, ability, inapt, clunky, all thumbs, gangling, ungainly, bungling, gawkish, uncoordinated, bunglesome.
- "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke", C. J. Dennis.
- "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.
- "Father and Son", Edmund Gosse.