- to stare with the mouth open in wonder or astonishment; gape: Crowds stood gawping at the disabled ship.
Origin of gawp
Examples from the Web for gawped
Contemporary Examples of gawped
But Lady Thatcher is not a boardwalk attraction to be gawped at by tourists from Palookaville.Palin’s Delusions of Grandeur
June 8, 2011
Historical Examples of gawped
I jest set an' gawped; fer she was solemn trew, I see that with half an eye, an' it kinder took my breath away.On Picket Duty and Other Tales
Louisa May Alcott
- (intr often foll by at) British slang to stare stupidly; gape
Word Origin for gawp
"fool, simpleton," 1825, perhaps from the verb meaning "to yawn, gape" (as in astonishment), which is attested from 1680s, a dialectal survival of galp (c.1300), which is related to yelp or gape.