verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
noun Also rub·ber·neck·er.
- rubberman disease,
- rubbia, carlo,
Origin of rubberneck
Examples from the Web for rubberneck
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
No, I think Ill take those few days off and do a rubberneck trip around Manhattan.Out of the Air|Inez Haynes Irwin
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
The paid guides and the "rubberneck wagons" have completed the ruin.The Personality of American Cities|Edward Hungerford
1897, "person who is always listening to other people's conversation; person who gazes around him with undue curiosity," from rubber + neck (n.). Popularized with reference to sightseers in automobiles. As a verb from 1896. Related: Rubbernecking (1896); rubbernecker (1934).