gawp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gawp look with amazement; look stupidly
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gawp To gape; yawn.
    • gawp To stare with the mouth open in a stupid and dazed manner. [U. S.]
    • gawp To devour; eat greedily; swallow voraciously.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Gawp (prov.) to gape in astonishment
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Usage

In literature:

The idea of your going around places gawping into a female's eyes like a love-sick pup!
"Babbitt" by Sinclair Lewis
Sellin' gawp-seed, or what is your business?
"Vandemark's Folly" by Herbert Quick
I gawps at her, then at the maid, and then back at the Ziegfeld vision again.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Vee nudges me to quit the gawp act.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
I felt wabbly and dizzy for a second, and I expect I gawps at him open faced.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
They've seen the French Blue Devils at close range, gawped at the Belgians, and chummed with the Anzacs.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Joe gawps at me disgusted.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
He shoves his chair back into the corner and continues to gawp; so I just has to let on that he ain't there at all.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
And you," she turned on the Dee Lish agent, "quit gawping at me.
"Mother America" by Sam McClatchie
It would make you mighty glad you didn't marry that young gawp at home.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:

Then he gawped at me with a look o' surprise and puzzle,
(Is the fish o' the sea afeard o' we or us'ns afeard o' they?)
And seein' the anchor hangin' close to his muzzle
He gave a gulp and swallered it up in a solemn and obstinate way.
"The Deep Sea Gudge" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

A lot is said these days about what one needs to do to incentivize readers in Our Postmodern Era to pick up a print newspaper, when they have so much news gawping into their eyes and ears from so many directions at once these days.
The world waits for the Hollywood A-lister's Chanel campaign, with mouths still gawping at the premise of a male face to an iconic women's fragrance.
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