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/bakímba/ [from to stand akimbo: "To rest one's hands on the hips, keeping the elbows square, and sticking out from the body; an insolent, bullying attitude" 1811 DVT; the initial voiced bilabial in bakimba may derive from the preceding unvoiced bilabial in the set phrase stand up bakimba] adv. akimbo, with the hand(s) on the hip(s), especially as an insulting posture with the hip extended toward the person one is angry at. cf. KIMBO (Eleu.)

—n. in the phrases standing bakimba, motionless posture as opposed to the winding bakimba, with an especially insulting gyration of the hip towards the object of scorn (often humorous). (Eleu.)

Tags: adverb, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-04 14:54
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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