gawp

verb \ ˈgȯp , ˈgäp \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of gawp

intransitive verb
chiefly British
: gawk

gawper

play \ˈgȯ-pər, ˈgä-\ noun

Examples of gawp in a Sentence

  1. tourists in London gawping at royalty

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Origin and Etymology of gawp

English dialect gawp to yawn, gape, from obsolete galp, from Middle English

gawp Synonyms

Synonyms
blink, gawk, gape [chiefly British], gaze, goggle, peer, rubberneck, stare
Related Words
glare, gloat, glower; consider, eye, fixate, observe, regard, watch; leer, ogle; peruse, pore (over), study; outface, outstare, stare down
Near Antonyms
glance, glimpse, peek, peep; browse, dip (into), scan; wink (at)

GAWP Defined for English Language Learners

gawp

verb

Definition of gawp for English Language Learners

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


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