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gawp

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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.

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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 gawp

gawp

gaup

/ (ɡɔːp) /

verb

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

Derived forms of gawp

gawper, 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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