A comment made by a third party in response to someone saying something inappropriate or embarrasing themselves in some way, thus causing an awkward silence for several seconds.
Saying "awkard" is often a remark deliberately aimed at stating the obvious to make the situation just that little bit more cringe-worthy.
for related topic please see ground swallow me up, dig a hole and keep digging
John: Hey, dumbass can't you read the sign? No dogs allowed!
Paul: er...(awkard silence) sorry sir he's new here.
Paul: (whispering) dude the guy is blind and that's his guide dog!
3rd Party: awkward
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