Definition of akimbo adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

akimbo

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//əˈkɪmbəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɪmboʊ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English: from in kenebowe in Middle English, probably from Old Norse.Idioms
(with) arms akimbo
 
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with your hands on your hips and your elbows pointing away from your body
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