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Definition of the adjective akimbo

What does akimbo mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
    • examples: a tailor sitting with legs akimbo | stood with arms akimbo
    • adjective position: immediately postnominal adjective (it occurs immediately after the noun)
    • similar: crooked

Alternative definition of the adjective akimbo


  1. With a crook or bend; with the hand on the hip and elbow turned outward.

Definition of the adverb akimbo

What does akimbo mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
    • example: she stood there akimbo

Alternative definition of the adverb akimbo


  1. Into, in, or of the position where the arms are akimbo.


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Akimbo is a human body position in which the hands are on the hips and the elbows are bowed outward, or bent or bowed in a more general sense.

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Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

akimbo adjective and adverb With the hands on the hips and the elbows bent outward, a-kim-bo (a kim'bo) aadjective and adverb akimbo akin adjective 1. Belonging to the same family; related. 2. Of the same sort; similar: Pity is akin to love.

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

akimbo span See span akimbo. akinesia A movement disorder in which the person executes no voluntary movements ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

akimbo [LME] You might think that the odd- looking word akimbo, 'with hands on the hips and elbows turned outwards', agoraphobia agree derives from some exotic language. In fact it appeared in 9 akimbo.

Google previewThe Nelson Contemporary English Dictionary (1977)

by Una Cunningham

fantastic an airy vision 3 lighthearted, flippant airy nonsense airily adv aisle (ill n a passage between pews in a church or between rows of seats in a cinema ajar (ajah'l adv partly open The door was left ajar ajar akimbo akimbo takim'bol adv ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1859)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

Akimbo. It. schembare, sghembare, to go aside from ; schimbiccio, a crankling or crooked winding in and out; sedere a schimbiccio, to sit crooked upon one's legs, ...

Google previewDictionary of Caribbean English Usage (2003)

by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp


Google previewA Few Steps to a Complete Dictionary of English Dialects (1890)

by J. Heinrich Blascke

Akimbo SI. resting the hands on the hips.

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

Adjectives—defiant; defying, daring; with arms akimbo; insolent, contemptuous, bold, rebellious. Informal, brassy, saucy, cheeky. Adverbs—defiantly, in defiance, in the teeth of; under one's very nose. Phrases—you can lead a horse to water, ...

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Scrabble value of A1K5I1M3B3O1

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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