Word:

Awk

Pronunciation: ạk
a.1.
1.Odd; out of order; perverse.
2.Wrong, or not commonly used; clumsy; sinister; as, the awk end of a rod (the but end).
3.Clumsy in performance or manners; unhandy; not dexterous; awkward.
adv.1.Perversely; in the wrong way.
1.(tool, language)awk - (Named from the authors' initials) An interpreted language included with many versions of Unix for massaging text data, developed by Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan in 1978. It is characterised by C-like syntax, declaration-free variables, associative arrays, and field-oriented text processing.

There is a GNU version called gawk and other varients including bawk, mawk, nawk, tawk. Perl was inspired in part by awk but is much more powerful.

Unix manual page: awk(1).

netlib WWW. netlib FTP.

["The AWK Programming Language" A. Aho, B. Kernighan, P. Weinberger, A-W 1988].
2.(jargon)awk - An expression which is awkward to manipulate through normal regexp facilities, for example, one containing a newline.
al Aho, peter Weinberger, brian Kernighan (Unix)
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Aweather
awed
Aweigh
Aweless
Awesome
Awesomeness
awestricken
awestruck
Awful
Awfully
Awfulness
AWG
Awhape
awheel
Awhile
Awing
-- Awk --
Awkly
Awkward
Awkward squad
awkwardly
awkwardness
Awl
Awl-shaped
Awless
Awlessness
Awlwort
Awm
Awn
Awned
Awning
awning deck
Awninged
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