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rubberneck

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a person who travels for pleasure
  • every year raucous rubbernecks by the busload descend upon the city for its famed Mardi Gras

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rubberneck

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of rubberneck (Entry 2 of 2)

to look long and hard in wonder or surprise
  • thoughtless drivers pausing on the highway to rubberneck at the accident

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The first known use of rubberneck was in 1892

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“Rubberneck.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rubberneck. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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