gawping

Combination of gawking and gaping

Did you see him gawping at those girls?


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  • gawping — 1. noun The action of the verb gawp. 2. adjective That gawps or gawp. gawping faces …   Wiktionary

  • gawping — gɔːp v. (British) gape, stare stupidly with an open mouth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gawp — [go:p US go:p] v [i]BrE informal [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from gape] to look at something for a long time, especially with your mouth open because you are surprised →↑gape gawp at ▪ I was carried out on a stretcher, with everyone gawping …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • The Episode of the Landlady's Daughter — is a short story by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill, which first appeared in the United Kingdom in the April 1914 issue of the Strand , and in the United States in the May 1916 Pictorial Review . It was published in book form in the collection A …   Wikipedia

  • gawp — /gawp/, v.i. Chiefly Northern U.S. to stare with the mouth open in wonder or astonishment; gape: Crowds stood gawping at the disabled ship. Also, gaup. [1720 30; Brit. dial., continuing obs. galp, ME galpen, perh. b. MD galpen to yawn and ME… …   Universalium

  • gawpingly — adverb With a gawping expression, as of incredulity. A big black car flashed through the Main Street, causing passersby to swivel gawpingly around …   Wiktionary

  • gawp — [[t]gɔ͟ːp[/t]] gawps, gawping, gawped VERB To gawp means the same as to gawk. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V at n] At weekends the roads are jammed with holidaymakers coming to gawp at the parade... Thorpe could only stand and gawp …   English dictionary

  • gawp — verb (I) BrE to look at something for a long time, especially with your mouth open because you are surprised: tourists gawping at Buckingham Palace …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gawp — UK [ɡɔːp] / US [ɡɔp] verb [intransitive] Word forms gawp : present tense I/you/we/they gawp he/she/it gawps present participle gawping past tense gawped past participle gawped British informal to look at someone or something for a long time,… …   English dictionary

  • gawp — /gɔp/ (say gawp) verb (i) (sometimes followed by at) to look at something wonderingly or stupidly: I stood there gawping. {British dialect, from Middle English galpen gape} –gawper, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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