gawk


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gawk \Gawk\, v. i.
   1. To act like a gawky.
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   2. To stare with empty-minded fascination; to stare stupidly;
      to gape; -- usually used with at.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gawk \Gawk\ (g[add]k), n. [OE. gok, gowk, cuckoo, fool, Icel.
   gaukr cuckoo; akin to OHG. gouh, G. gauch cuckoo, fool, AS.
   g['e]ac cuckoo, Sw. g["o]k, Dan. gi["o]g]
   1. A cuckoo. --Johnson.
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   2. A simpleton; a booby; a gawky. --Carlyle.
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