What noun describes one’s manner of walking (“gait”?)

Can I apply the word "gait" when I describe someone’s manner of walking? What is the appropriate term? For example:

He walked with a slow stiff gait.

Larry David walks with a teenagerish gait.


Yes. Absolutely. ‘One’s manner of walking’ makes for an effective lay definition of the word gait.

From Wikipedia: Gait is the pattern of movement of the limbs of animals, including humans, during locomotion over a solid substrate.

I don’t however, know that teenagers have a particular gait of their own. In the second instance I would aim for an adjective that more closely describes types of actions (rather than types of people) eg tireless, frisky, upbeat.

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