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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gawk mean? 

GAWK (noun)
  The noun GAWK has 1 sense:

1. an awkward stupid person

  Familiarity information: GAWK used as a noun is very rare.

GAWK (verb)
  The verb GAWK has 1 sense:

1. look with amazement; look stupidly

  Familiarity information: GAWK used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GAWK (noun)

Sense 1gawk [BACK TO TOP]


An awkward stupid person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


gawk; goon; lout; lubber; lummox; oaf; clod; stumblebum; lump

Hypernyms ("gawk" is a kind of...):

clumsy person (a person with poor motor coordination)

GAWK (verb)

Sense 1gawk [BACK TO TOP]


Look with amazement; look stupidly

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling


gape; gawk; gawp; goggle

Hypernyms (to "gawk" is one way to...):

look (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

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