Akimbo

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

Pronunciation: [ uh-kim-boh ]


Definition: adverb

With hands on the hips and elbows turned outward.

Origin: 1375; Middle English


Etymology: from in kenebowe in Middle English, likely from Old Norse


Usage:



Synonyms:

  • Crooked

Antonyms:

  • straight

Example: She was standing with her arms akimbo.

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