gawp

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verb \ˈgȯp, ˈgäp\

Definition of gawp

chiefly British

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  gawk

gawper

play \ˈgȯ-pər, ˈgä-\ noun

Examples of gawp in a sentence

  1. <tourists in London gawping at royalty>

Origin and Etymology of gawp

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


First Known Use: 1855


GAWP Defined for English Language Learners

gawp

play
verb \ˈgȯp, ˈgäp\

Definition of gawp for English Language Learners

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


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