intr.v. gawked, gawk·ing, gawks
To stare or gape stupidly. See Synonyms at gaze.
An awkward or clumsy person.
[Perhaps alteration (influenced by gawk, awkward person) of obsolete gaw, to gape, from Middle English gawen, from Old Norse gā, to heed. N., probably from English dialectal gawk, left (as in gawk hand, left hand).]
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