gawper
noun see gawp

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gawper — gawp ► VERB Brit. informal ▪ stare openly in a stupid or rude manner. DERIVATIVES gawper noun. ORIGIN perhaps an alteration of GAPE(Cf. ↑gaper) …   English terms dictionary

  • gawper — See gawp. * * * …   Universalium

  • gawper — gawpˈer or gaupˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑gawp …   Useful english dictionary

  • gawp — intransitive verb Etymology: English dialect gawp to yawn, gape, from obsolete galp, from Middle English Date: 1855 chiefly British gawk • gawper noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gawp — verb Brit. informal stare openly in a stupid or rude manner. Derivatives gawper noun Origin C17: perh. an alt. of gape …   English new terms dictionary

  • gawp — /gɔp/ (say gawp) verb (i) (sometimes followed by at) to look at something wonderingly or stupidly: I stood there gawping. {British dialect, from Middle English galpen gape} –gawper, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • gawp — ► VERB Brit. informal ▪ stare openly in a stupid or rude manner. DERIVATIVES gawper noun. ORIGIN perhaps an alteration of GAPE(Cf. ↑gaper) …   English terms dictionary

  • gawp — v.intr. Brit. colloq. stare stupidly or obtrusively. Derivatives: gawper n. Etymology: earlier gaup, galp f. ME galpen yawn, rel. to YELP …   Useful english dictionary

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