rubbernecker


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rub·ber·neck·er

 (rŭb′ər-nĕk′ər)
n. Slang
A gawking onlooker.

rubbernecker

(ˈrʌbəˌnekə)
n
informal a person who rubbernecks
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rubbernecker - a person who stares inquisitively
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"
Translations

rubbernecker

[ˈrʌbərnekər] nbadaud(e) m/frubber plant ncaoutchouc m (plante verte)rubber ring n (for swimming)bouée f, bouée f de natationrubber solution ndissolution frubber stamp ntampon mrubber-stamp [ˌrʌbərˈstæmp] vt
(lit)tamponner
(fig) [+ decision, plan, law] → approuver sans discussionrubber tree narbre m à gomme, hévéa m
References in periodicals archive ?
It was hard not to feel like a rubbernecker as you watched the actual crime scene footage.
Even a single rubbernecker could cause a 'wave of deceleration' by momentarily slowing down to look at something interesting," he emphasised.
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He gained a stage reputation after appearing with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Jimmy Carr in the 2001 Edinburgh Fringe Festival show Rubbernecker, and has regularly supported Ricky Gervais since.
Belinda's new book, Rubbernecker, takes readers into the grim surroundings of an anatomy class at Cardiff University Hospital as main character Patrick attempts to unravel the mysteries behind a murder nobody else suspects.
Yet, I do it anyway, just like the proverbial traffic accident rubbernecker.
While looking at art, rainbows, or math, one runs no risk of being called a rubbernecker or a looky-loo.
Rubbernecker: When there has been an accident the rubberneckers brake hard to have a good look.
Like a skittish rubbernecker who quickly looks away at the last second from the scene of a gruesome accident, this performer does not really confront the grisly scene.
Second, when a rubbernecker makes a trip to view an oil spill site, the trip is taken conditional upon oil having already been spilled.
Like Saint Francis of Assisi, who drank the pus of lepers in order to overcome his revulsion, Witkin is not a rubbernecker, an exploiter, or a pessimist, but one who says Yes to everything questionable, even to the terrible.
As far as the cheque-signing commercial men are concerned, Glasgow's tribal divide is the biggest rubbernecker in the business.