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Meaning of GAWK

Pronunciation:  gok

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an awkward stupid person
  2. [v]  look with amazement; look stupidly

GAWK is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: clod, gape, gawp, goggle, goon, klutz, lout, lubber, lummox, lump, oaf, stumblebum
 See Also: clumsy person, look



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gawk\, 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.
    2. A simpleton; a booby; a gawky. --Carlyle.
  2. \Gawk\, v. i.
    To act like a gawky.
Computing Dictionary

gnu awk. Gawk is a superset of standard awk and includes some plan 9 features.

David Trueman and Arnold Robbins of georgia institute of technology were developing it in 1993. It has been ported to unix, ms-dos, macintosh, and archimedes.

Latest version: 2.15.3, as of 1993-11-08.

Available by ftp from your nearest gnu archive site.

mac version.

Thesaurus Terms
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