a person who stargazes, as an astronomer or astrologer.
a daydreamer.
an impractical idealist.
any of several marine fishes of the family Uranoscopidae, having the eyes at the top of the head.

Origin of stargazer

1550–60; star + gazer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for star-gazer

idealist, escapist, romantic, daydreamer, fantasizer

Examples from the Web for star-gazer

Historical Examples of star-gazer

  • Will he not be called by them a prater, a star-gazer, a good-for-nothing?

  • "It is a pity you are not a star-gazer," observed Kenyon, also looking up.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • We have a poem of theirs which numbers the star-gazer as one of the crew.

  • Jason appointed Tiphys to be helmsman because he was a star-gazer, and knew the points of the compass.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • "The transit of Venus, Rittenhouse," for it was that observation which had given this star-gazer fame and recognition abroad.

    The Red City

    S. Weir Mitchell

Word Origin and History for star-gazer

1550s, from star (n.) + agent noun from gaze (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper