akimbo akimbo  /ə ˈkɪm ˌboʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
  2. (adj) (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body

Usage(s):

  1. Proper Buffalo wings should be snapped in half so that they resemble tiny drumsticks rather than their original, harder-to-eat akimbo shape.
  2. Still, if Adria is accustomed to the adulation of foodies, he stood staring, arms akimbo, in happy disbelief at the hall packed with science students.
  3. Another lay nearby, legs akimbo, doing something unspeakable with a cigarette.

News

  • McCarren Park Paths Get Repaved, "Hipster Lake" Gets Drained

    It's happened to us all: One minute, you're rolling through McCarren Park, looking fly with your roller blades and neon spandex shorts, checking out hotties on the grass while 2 Legit 2 Quit bumps from your boombox. Next thing you know, you're on the ground, legs akimbo and boombox smashed on the ground thanks to that god damn pot hole. The hotties are laughing. Your injuries are not ironic ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Gothamist

Quotes

  1. On Dec. 8, the day of the auction, though, Mr. Wynn called several old-master dealers and Rembrandt scholars to ask their opinion of the work, "Portrait of a Man, Half-Length, With His Arms Akimbo" (1658), experts said.
    on Dec 18, 2009 By: Stephen Wynn Source: New York Times

  2. "Blip.tv makes it easy for anyone to create, produce and distribute video shows through the Web--and beyond," said Mike Hudack, blip.tv co-founder and CEO. "Through this great partnership with Akimbo, user-created videos can now make the leap...
    on Sep 15, 2006 By: Mike Hudack Source: TV Technology

  3. "The market for web video is finally taking off, and Akimbo clearly has the most complete solution at the right time," said William Randolph Hearst, III, affiliated partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: William Randolph Hearst III Source: screenplays magazine

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