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intr.v. gawked, gawk·ing, gawks
To stare or gape stupidly. See Synonyms at gaze.
An awkward or clumsy person.

[Perhaps alteration (influenced by gawk, awkward person) of obsolete gaw, to gape, from Middle English gawen, from Old Norse , to heed. N., probably from English dialectal gawk, left (as in gawk hand, left hand).]

gawk′er n.


informal censorious a person who stares
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gawker - a spectator who stares stupidly without intelligent awareness
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"
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