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gawk

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noun \ˈgȯk\

Definition of gawk

  1. :  a clumsy stupid person :  lout

Examples of gawk in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of gawk

probably from English dialect gawk left-handed


First Known Use: 1757


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gawk

verb

Definition of gawk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to gape or stare stupidly gawked at the fish in the aquarium

gawker

noun

Examples of gawk in a Sentence

  1. a crowd of gawking tourists

  2. couldn't help gawking at the exotically dressed guests in the hotel lobby

Origin and Etymology of gawk

perhaps alteration of obsolete gaw to stare


First Known Use: 1785


GAWK Defined for English Language Learners

gawk

verb

Definition of gawk for English Language Learners

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


GAWK Defined for Kids

gawk

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verb \ˈgȯk\

Definition of gawk for Students

gawked

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gawking

  1. :  to stare stupidly She stood there gawking at the celebrities.



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