Definitions for akimboəˈkɪm boʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•kim•boəˈkɪm boʊ(adj.; adv.)

  1. with hand on hip and elbow bent outward:

    to stand with arms akimbo.

Origin of akimbo:

1375–1425; ME in kenebowe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. akimbo(ip)(adverb)

    (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body

    "a tailor sitting with legs akimbo"; "stood with arms akimbo"

  2. akimbo(adverb)

    with hands on hips and elbows extending outward

    "she stood there akimbo"


  1. akimbo(Adverb)

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

    The man was standing akimbo.

  2. akimbo(Adjective)

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

  3. Origin: From in kene bowe, from in + keen + bowe. Alternately, possibly from keng + bogi, compare kengboginn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Akimbo(adj)

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


  1. Akimbo

    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.


  1. Akimbo

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