gawk / gawking

stare at; take a look at. As in "What are you gawking at!?" or "Take a gawk at this!"

Kiwi (New Zealand slang). 2013.

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  • gawk / gawking — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) stare at; take a look at. As in What are you gawking at!? or Take a gawk at this! …   English dialects glossary

  • gawk — [go:k US go:k] v [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from gawk [i] left, left handed (18 19 centuries)] informal to look at something for a long time, in a way that looks stupid = ↑stare gawk at ▪ Don t just stand there gawking at those girls! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gawk — [ gɔk ] verb intransitive INFORMAL to look at someone or something for a long time in a rude or stupid way: gawk at: What are you gawking at? …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gawk — (v.) 1785, Amer.Eng., perhaps from gaw, a survival from M.E. gowen to stare (c.1200), from a Scandinavian source akin to O.N. ga to heed, from P.Gmc. *gawon , from PIE *ghow e to honor, revere, worship (see FAVOR (Cf. favor) (n.)); and altered… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gawk´er — gawk «gk», verb, noun. –v.i. to stare idly, rudely, or stupidly: »Foreign tourists…normally spend freely while gawking at the pyramids (Wall Street Journal). –n. an awkward person; clumsy fool. ╂[perhaps < obsolete gaw stare] –gawk´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • gawk — [[t]gɔ͟ːk[/t]] gawks, gawking, gawked VERB To gawk at someone or something means to stare at them in a rude, stupid, or unthinking way. [INFORMAL] [V at n] The youth continued to gawk at her and did not answer... Tens of thousands came to gawk.… …   English dictionary

  • Gawk at — stare: What are you gawking at? (cf. Middle English gaw to stare, from Old Norse) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • gawk at — Australian Slang stare: What are you gawking at? (cf. Middle English gaw to stare, from Old Norse) …   English dialects glossary

  • gawk — verb (I) to look at something for a long time, in a way that looks stupid (+ at): Don t just stand there gawking at those girls! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stare — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. gaze, gape, gawk; stand out. See vision, curiosity. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. gaze, gawk, look fixedly; see look 2 , watch 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) I n. gaze, gawking, ogling, eyeballing,… …   English dictionary for students

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