to look about or stare with great curiosity, as by craning the neck or turning the head.
to gawk at: The tieup was due to drivers rubbernecking an accident.
a sightseer; tourist.
an extremely curious person.
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How to use rubberneck in a sentence
The most popular slang expression of the day is "to rubberneck," or, more concisely, "to rubber."America To-day, Observations and Reflections | William Archer
Women ought to have everything they own fastened to them with rubberneck elastics.The Climbers | Clyde Fitch
A detective saw you on the rubberneck up at Central Park and 'phoned down to take you in.The Four Million | O. Henry
And now in the broad, quiet avenue in front of the rubberneck car a man in dark clothes stood with uplifted hand.The Four Million | O. Henry
To show general scorn, the bird revolved on one claw round and round his swing; he looked dangerous, repeating, "rubberneck."The Best Short Stories of 1917 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for rubberneck
a person who stares or gapes inquisitively, esp in a naive or foolish manner
a sightseer or tourist
(intr) to stare in a naive or foolish manner
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