from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. Chiefly British To gawk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stare stupidly or rudely; to gawk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gape; yawn.
- To stare with the mouth open in a stupid and dazed manner. [U. S.]
- To devour; eat greedily; swallow voraciously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. look with amazement; look stupidly
I love that word gawp, not one is usage over here.
While another Mumsnet user dropped by with a cake, to "gawp" at their celebrity visitor, the couple's teenage children were less impressed.
We all queued up to go and gawp at him; he looked like the Elephant Man.
When Forbes first started to draw up its power league, the magazine probably imagined that it would induce readers to gasp with fear or gawp with respect.
He'll be going home after the SRBs are fished out of the ocean and sent back for refurbishment.:: gawp::
She was frightened, frightened of these strange children being brought to gawp and stare at her.
But someone clearly objects to rubberneckers such as me coming to gawp at Hitler's legacy: on dozens of the boarded-up windows, someone has spraypainted "Touris raus!"
Why bother campaigning to legalise drugs when you could use your own airline to fly self-absorbed dopehead depressives out to Africa to gawp at poor people?
Tourists to India gawp at commuters bulging out of train doors, elastic practitioners of yoga, holy men with fingernails half-a-mile long.
Those poor Gosselin children have had their personalities cemented for millions to gawp at.