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gander

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an instance of looking especially briefly
  • suggested that they take a gander at the display of classic cars

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gander

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Synonyms & Antonyms of gander (Entry 2 of 2)

a stupid person
  • the village's chief of police was an ineffectual albeit pleasant gander

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“Gander.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gander. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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