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akimbo


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Akimbo  \A*kim"bo\,  a.  [Etymology  unknown.  Cf  {Kimbo}.] 
  With  a  crook  or  bend;  with  the  hand  on  the  hip  and  elbow 
  turned  outward.  ``With  one  arm  akimbo.''  --Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  akimbo 
  adj  :  (used  of  arms  and  legs)  bent  outward  with  the  joint  away 
  from  the  body;  "a  tailor  sitting  with  legs  akimbo"; 
  "stood  with  arms  akimbo"  [syn:  {akimbo(ip)}] 
  adv  :  with  hands  on  hips  and  elbows  extending  outward;  "she  stood 
  there  akimbo" 




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