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Awk (5)

adjective clipping
describes an individual or scenario that has violated a social norm in a manner that causes something to seem out of place.
 
The term likely arose because of its convenient usage. Instead of having to utter two syllables in the term "awkward," one merely can shorten the term. There is also an irony in the usage of the term since phonologically, the term can seem awkward in the English language.
Etymology : A direct clipping from the term "awkward."
Source : "That's so awk!."-My friend in our dorm room Nov 1, 2011
Last modified: 28 November 2011