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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

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


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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

gawking

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



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