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RUBBERNECK

 Dictionary entry overview: What does rubberneck mean? 

RUBBERNECK (noun)
  The noun RUBBERNECK has 2 senses:

1. a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
2. a person who stares inquisitively

  Familiarity information: RUBBERNECK used as a noun is rare.


RUBBERNECK (verb)
  The verb RUBBERNECK has 1 sense:

1. strain to watch; stare curiously

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


 Dictionary entry details 


RUBBERNECK (noun)


Sense 1rubberneck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tourist who is visiting sights of interest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

excursionist; rubberneck; sightseer; tripper

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

holidaymaker; tourer; tourist (someone who travels for pleasure)


Sense 2rubberneck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who stares inquisitively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

rubbernecker; rubberneck

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

looker; spectator; viewer; watcher; witness (a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind))


RUBBERNECK (verb)


Sense 1rubberneck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strain to watch; stare curiously

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

The cars slowed down and the drivers rubbernecked after the accident

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

watch (look attentively)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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