gawp

[gawp]
verb (used without object) Chiefly Northern U.S.
to stare with the mouth open in wonder or astonishment; gape: Crowds stood gawping at the disabled ship.
Also, gaup.


Origin:
1720–30; British dial., continuing obsolete galp, Middle English galpen, perhaps blend of Middle Dutch galpen to yawn and Middle English gapen to gape

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gawp or gaup (ɡɔːp)
 
vb (often foll by at)
slang (Brit) to stare stupidly; gape
 
[C14 galpen; probably related to Old English gielpan to boast, yelp. Compare Dutch galpen to yelp]
 
gaup or gaup
 
vb
 
[C14 galpen; probably related to Old English gielpan to boast, yelp. Compare Dutch galpen to yelp]
 
'gawper or gaup
 
n

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They also take willing subjects and observe their reactions as they gawp at products.
It commemorates a trek more gruelling than the tourists who gawp at it can imagine.
Tempting as it is to gawp at the sky-high tuition fees, price can be a red herring.
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