gapeseed

[ geyp-seed, gap- ]
/ ˈgeɪpˌsid, ˈgæp- /

noun British Dialect.

a daydream or reverie.
an idealistic, impossible, or unreal plan or goal.
a person who gapes or stares in wonder, especially a rustic or unworldly person who is easily awed.
something that is gaped at; anything unusual or remarkable.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Idioms for gapeseed

    seek / plant / sow gapeseed,
    1. to daydream; woolgather.
    2. to plan, strive, or wish for impossible or unreal goals.

Origin of gapeseed

First recorded in 1590–1600; gape + seed

Words nearby gapeseed

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020