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Dec 27, 2006
This week's theme
Adjectives used postpositively

This week's words
agonistes
prepense
akimbo
galore
regent

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akimbo

(uh-KIM-bo) Pronunciation Sound Clip

adjective: With hands on hips and elbows turned outwards.

[Of uncertain origin, probably from Old Norse.]

"The goal also sent goalkeeper Bakalo Silumbu into tears, who was seen with arms akimbo and mouth agape between the goal posts."
Francis Tayanjah-Phiri; Chess Boss Sponsors Football Tourney; The Daily Times (Blantyre, Malawi); Nov 22, 2006.

See more usage examples of akimbo in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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