Definition of gawp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gawp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡɔːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gawp
BrE BrE//ɡɔːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːp//
 
he / she / it gawps
BrE BrE//ɡɔːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːps//
 
past simple gawped
BrE BrE//ɡɔːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːpt//
 
past participle gawped
BrE BrE//ɡɔːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːpt//
 
-ing form gawping
BrE BrE//ˈɡɔːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɔːpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] gawp (at somebody/something) (British English, informal) to stare at somebody/something in a rude or stupid way synonym gape Don’t gawp at me like that! Crowds stood gawping as the victims were brought out of the bombed building. Word Origin late 17th cent.: perhaps an alteration of gape.