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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One that opens mouth widely; One who stares open-mouthed in surprise.

Usage examples (35)
  • The chemist's sign, a large comic head with its mouth wide open (known as the gaper), is also subversive of confidence.
  • The Elysium seas feature a large scavenger called a gaper, whose hinged jaw is easily capable of taking up a person in a single swallow.
  • The idea is that your own mouth is so gape jawed at the sheer lack of skill a fisherman/skier is showing that they become the "gaper".
  • A gaper was not long in coming; one swallow and Susan was in. for more
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