gazee

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gaze +‎ -ee

Noun[edit]

gazee (plural gazees)

  1. One who is gazed at or observed.
    • 2006, Robert Casillo, Gangster Priest: The Italian American Cinema of Martin Scorsese (page 489)
      In this world of competition over scarce wealth and even scarcer social prestige, Michael has become the envious gazer, coveting the money (and prestige) Johnny Boy withholds from him, while Johnny Boy is the gazee.
    • 2010, Philip Feifan Xie, Authenticating Ethnic Tourism
      The significance of the gazer-gazee construct has had a profound impact on research in many fields. Almost all institutional settings can [] be conceptualized from a panopticon perspective []