gaup

[ gawp ]
/ gɔp /

verb (used without object)

Definition for gauping (2 of 2)

gawp

or gaup

[ gawp ]
/ gɔp /

verb (used without object) Chiefly Northern U.S.

to stare with the mouth open in wonder or astonishment; gape: Crowds stood gawping at the disabled ship.

Origin of gawp

1720–30; British dial., continuing obsolete galp, Middle English galpen, perhaps blend of Middle Dutch galpen to yawn and Middle English gapen to gape
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British Dictionary definitions for gauping (1 of 2)

gaup

/ (ɡɔːp) /

verb

a variant spelling of gawp

British Dictionary definitions for gauping (2 of 2)

gawp

gaup

/ (ɡɔːp) /

verb

(intr often foll by at) British slang to stare stupidly; gape

Derived Formsgawper, noun

Word Origin for gawp

C14 galpen; probably related to Old English gielpan to boast, yelp . Compare Dutch galpen to yelp
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