Definition of Gaups

1. Verb. (third-person singular of gaup) ¹



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Definition of Gaups

1. gaup [v] - See also: gaup

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaups

gauntly
gauntness
gauntnesses
gauntree
gauntrees
gauntries
gauntry
gaunts
gaup
gauped
gauper
gaupers
gauping
gaupped
gauppin
gaups (current term)
gaupus
gaupuses
gaur
gaurantee
gaurs
gaus
gause
gauses
gauss
gausses
gaussian
gaussian curve
gaussian distribution
gaussianities

Literary usage of Gaups

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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"Vor. dial. GAUPEN. Two handfulls. Hence, u ¡mi» derate quantity. North. gaups. A simpleton. South. GAURE. To stare ; to look vacantly. ..."

2. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts by Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1910)
"... we'll him expose, 0 'er the whole world his deeds disclose, II ell now gaups wide to take him in, N ow he is ripe, ..."

3. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"Var. d. (2) i. Noisy talk. Derby. (3) v. To stretch the limbs nervously. GAUPEN, ». Two handfuls; an immoderate quantity. North. gaups, ». A simpleton. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1847)
"gaups. A simpleton. South. GAURE. To stare ; to look vacantly. Chaucer. Also, to cry or shout. GAUSTER. To laugh loudly ; to be noi*J-; to swagger. Craven. ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"... a young simpleton ; gaup, to gape or stare, gaups, a simpleton.—Hal. The origin is probably preserved in Gael, gob, a beak, ..."

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