Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something to be gaped at; any strange sight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any strange sight.
  • n. A person who looks or stares gapingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which induces gaping or staring; a cause of ignorant wonder or astonishment; a popular marvel.

Etymologies

gape +‎ seed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For she was not slow to discover that exhibitions, which were merely fashionable gapeseed to her niece, were to Nuttie real delights, viewed intelligently, and eliciting comments and questions that Lady

    Nuttie's Father

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  • JM asked at the nursery for some gapeseeds and they just stared at him

    March 8, 2009

  • Anything that causes stares; or someone who stares.

    May 16, 2008