(used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
"a tailor sitting with legs akimbo"; "stood with arms akimbo"
with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
"she stood there akimbo"
Into, in, or of the position where the arms are akimbo.
The man was standing akimbo.
With a crook or bend; with the hand on the hip and elbow turned outward.
Origin: From in kene bowe, from in + keen + bowe. Alternately, possibly from keng + bogi, compare kengboginn.
with a crook or bend; with the hand on the hip and elbow turned outward
Origin: [Etymology unknown. Cf. Kimbo.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-kim′bo, adj. with hand on hip and elbow bent outward. [Ety. uncertain; Skeat suggests the Ice. kengboginn, bent into a crook, from kengr, a crook, twist, kink, and boginn, bowed. Others connect the -kim with Keen.]
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The numerical value of akimbo in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of akimbo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- en gerresCatalan, Valencian
- s rukama v bokCzech
- die Arme in die Hüften gestemmt, in die Seiten gestemmt, die Arme in die Seite gestemmtGerman
- con los brazos [[en jarras]], en jarrasSpanish
- poings sur hanchesFrench
- ձեռքերը կանթածArmenian
- met de handenDutch
- [[com]] [[as]] [[mãos]] [[na]] [[cintura]]Portuguese
- me duart në ijëAlbanian
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