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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>

Circa 1896

First Known Use of rubberneck

circa 1896


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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>

1896

First Known Use of rubberneck

1896


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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