gawk(redirected from gawking)
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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 gā, to heed. N., probably from English dialectal gawk, left (as in gawk hand, left hand).]
a clumsy stupid person; lout
(intr) to stare in a stupid way; gape
[C18: from Old Danish gaukr; probably related to gape]
1. to stare stupidly; gape.n.
2. an awkward, foolish person.
[1775–85; appar. representing Old English word meaning fool =ga(gol) foolish + -oc -ock]
Past participle: gawked
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|Noun||1.||gawk - an awkward stupid person |
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination
|Verb||1.||gawk - look with amazement; look stupidly|
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
n → Schlaks m (inf)
vi = gawp