noun \ˈgk\

Definition of GAWK

:  a clumsy stupid person :  lout

Examples of GAWK

  1. <thought that the linebackers were dumb gawks until he got to know them better>

Origin of GAWK

probably from English dialect gawk left-handed
First Known Use: 1757

Rhymes with GAWK



: to stare at someone or something in a rude or stupid way

Full Definition of GAWK

intransitive verb
:  to gape or stare stupidly
gawk·er noun

Examples of GAWK

  1. a crowd of gawking tourists
  2. <couldn't help gawking at the exotically dressed guests in the hotel lobby>

Origin of GAWK

perhaps alteration of obsolete gaw to stare
First Known Use: 1785


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