Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Word of the Day #4

akimbo - \ uh-KIM-boh \  , adjective;

With hand on hip and elbow bent outward.

Akimbo  is the descendent of the Middle English kenebowe , which itself is a modification of the Old Norse i keng boginn , both meaning "bent into a crook."
Example - I was asked to stand akimbo during a game of 'Simon Says'.
I knew this one :)  Cos I smart! ;)


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