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rubberneck

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noun rub·ber·neck \-ˌnek\

Definition of rubberneck

  1. 1 :  an overly inquisitive person

  2. 2 :  tourist; especially :  one on a guided tour

Examples of rubberneck in a sentence

  1. every year raucous rubbernecks by the busload descend upon the city for its famed Mardi Gras

1894

First Known Use of rubberneck

1894


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rubberneck

verb rub·ber·neck

Definition of rubberneck

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to look about or stare with exaggerated curiosity drivers passing the accident slowed down to rubberneck

  3. 2 :  to go on a tour :  sightsee

rubbernecker

play \-ˌne-kər\ noun

Examples of rubberneck in a sentence

  1. She was rubbernecking and almost got in an accident herself.

  2. thoughtless drivers pausing on the highway to rubberneck at the accident

1892

First Known Use of rubberneck

1892


RUBBERNECK Defined for English Language Learners


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rubberneck

verb rub·ber·neck

Definition of rubberneck for English Language Learners

  • : to look around or stare with great curiosity; especially : to slow down while you are driving in order to stare at something (such as an accident)



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