leve 5 in the "Levels of Awkward". awkward starfish refers to an awkward experience where it takes a minute for the awkwardness to sink in...then all of a sudden, it smacks you RIGHT in the face.
person 1: where do your parents live?
person 2: across from the Chinese Restaurant on 190
(person 1 then realizes that across from the Chinese Restaurant on 190...is a cemetery)
person 2, at the look on their face, laughs.

THAT is awkward starfish.
by SMM Youth Group June 8, 2007
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1. When someone says something so awkward that you cover your face with your hand.
2. When a situation is so awkward that you cover your face with your hand.
Note: Awkward Starfishing may also happen when seeing someone you did not want to see.
Guy #1: You're so attractive.
Guy #2: *Awkward Starfishing*

Girl #1: I hate Girl #2!
Girl #2: *Girl #2 is standing right behind Girl #1*
Girl #1: Awkward Starfishing

*Sees ex, Awkward Starfishing*
by awkawkawkawkawk February 27, 2011
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1) A situation where it does not hit you right away. Once it is realized, the person then angrily (or amusingly) smacks the other person in the face with their palm, hence an awkward starfish.

2) An excuse to jokingly slap the other person
Person A: Firing a rifle hurts my finger..
Person B: LOL
Person A: ............
by evilgoo May 28, 2009
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A situation where you squeeze another person's thigh (five fingers = starfish), usually under a table.
by weirdancingirl December 26, 2009
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Similar to the entire "awkward turtle family" but where you place one or two hands on someone else's person, and bend your fingers at your major knuckle (ones that attack your hand) and then flatten your hand. Repeat the process, and your hand will make a humping motion. Best for someone's shoulder or head.
1) "dude....awkward turtle."
"... awkward humping starfish ."
by Mirado January 21, 2009
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