As the three Graneys gawked at the food, one of the guards said, “For the last meal, he gets anything he wants.”
I gawked at the sea of broker posts, specialist booths, and flat-screen monitors surrounding me.
Jerry Lee told reporters who gawked at the little girl that she was fifteen.
He gawked, reddening; his right hand quivered; and to my chagrin he slowly laughed, scanning me.
Well, isn't there some place we can go where we won't be gawked at by all these hoodlums?
I stood there with my chin two inches from the rug and gawked at him.
In any case she must often have been stung by the exasperation of those at whom she gawked.
He just gawked at him from the deck, noting that the man had one hand on a sheath knife.
As he came down the street he stopped occasionally and gawked around.
1785, American English, perhaps from gaw, a survival from Middle English gowen "to stare" (c.1200), from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse ga "to heed," from Proto-Germanic *gawon-, from PIE *ghow-e- "to honor, revere, worship" (see favor (n.)); and altered perhaps by gawk hand (see gawky). Liberman writes that it "need not have been derived from gowk. It is possibly another independent imitative formation with the structure g-k. Related: Gawked; gawking.
To stare; gape stupidly: locals gathered to gawk at strange lights/ They went in and out of the garage to gawk at the body
[1785+; fr dialect gawk, gouk, ''fool, idiot,'' literally ''cuckoo'']