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Adjective

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awk

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  1. (obsolete) Odd; out of order; perverse.
  2. (obsolete) Wrong, or not commonly used; clumsy; sinister; as, the awk end of a rod (the butt end).
  3. (obsolete) Clumsy in performance or manners; unhandy; not dexterous; awkward.

Adverb

awk

  1. (obsolete) Perversely; in the wrong way.

Proper noun

Singular
awk

Plural
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awk

  1. (computing) A Unix scripting language or the command line interface itself.

Noun

Singular
awk

Plural
-

awk (-)
  1. (computing) A Unix script written in the awk language.

References

awk” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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