Gapeseed
Gapeseed Gape"seed` (g[=a]p"s[=e]d), n. 1. Any strange sight. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

2. A person who looks or stares gapingly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{To buy gapeseed}, or {To sow gapeseed}, to stare idly or in idle wonderment, instead of attending to business. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To buy gapeseed — Gapeseed Gape seed (g[=a]p s[=e]d), n. 1. Any strange sight. Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who looks or stares gapingly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {To buy gapeseed}, or {To sow gapeseed}, to stare idly or in idle wonderment, instead of attending …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sow gapeseed — Gapeseed Gape seed (g[=a]p s[=e]d), n. 1. Any strange sight. Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who looks or stares gapingly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {To buy gapeseed}, or {To sow gapeseed}, to stare idly or in idle wonderment, instead of attending …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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