Definition of Rubbernecking

1. Noun. The act of slowing down whilst driving a vehicle, in order to see the scene of an accident. ¹



2. Noun. Generally, any act of observation in a manner considered unduly overt or otherwise unseemly. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of rubberneck) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rubbernecking

1. rubberneck [v] - See also: rubberneck

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rubbernecking

rubbering
rubberise
rubberised
rubberises
rubberising
rubberize
rubberized
rubberizes
rubberizing
rubberless
rubberlike
rubberneck
rubbernecked
rubbernecker
rubberneckers
rubbernecking (current term)
rubbernecks
rubberoid
rubbers
rubberstamp
rubberstamped
rubberstamping
rubberstamps
rubberwear
rubberwood
rubbery
rubbery figures
rubbet
rubbidge
rubbidges

Literary usage of Rubbernecking

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1. Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (2006)
"But if sharing the two-lane road with thousands of rubbernecking drivers becomes wearisome, consider taking a road less-traveled. Almost any road will do, ..."

2. A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee": From the Diary of Number Five of the Afterport by Russell Doubleday (1898)
"Gome back here and stop that ' rubbernecking,' No. 7," called out Tommy. " Do you want to get on the report? ..."

3. The Stories Editors Buy and why by Jean Wick (1921)
""If the captain of this buoyant craft could steer around a corner—" "rubbernecking," suggested the gob. "I can steer around any number of corners," asserted ..."

4. In the Eyes of the East by Marjorie Latta Barstow Greenbie (1921)
"... with a few preliminaries, asked, in a middle western voice and accent: "Would you really like Jimmy to take you rubbernecking this afternoon? ..."

5. Eagles of the RAF: The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Philip D. Caine (1994)
"While rubbernecking at these, the party failed to notice a plane speeding towards them, flying a couple of feet above the ground. ..."

6. Two Women in the Klondike: The Story of a Journey to the Gold-fields of Alaska by Mary Evelyn Hitchcock (1899)
"In the street, there was a motley crowd, all ' rubbernecking ' to see the accused, and murmuring like the Roman mob in Casar, or as at a woman's tea. ..."

7. Poultry Feeding and Fattening, Including Preparation for Market, Special by George Burnap Fiske (1904)
"It is fun to steal in on them on the quiet and see them all rubbernecking in their curious way to see what is to come next. I always find pleasure in ..."

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