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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: in kenbow, on kenbow (15-17 centuries), probably from an unrecorded Old Norse i keng boginn 'bent in a curve'

akimbo

adjective
     
a‧kim‧bo
1

(with) arms akimbo

with your hands on your hips so that your elbows point away from your body
2

(with) legs akimbo

with your legs wide apart

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