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