The definition of gawky is awkward or clumsy.
An example of gawky is a newborn animal that is trying to stand for the first time.
awkward or ungainly, often, specif., from being disproportionately tall
Origin of gawkyprobably ; from Middle English gouki, foolish ; from gouk: see gowk
(comparative gawkier, superlative gawkiest)