gaper

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English[edit]

Serranus cabrilla
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gaper, equivalent to gape +‎ -er.

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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪpə(r)

Noun[edit]

gaper (plural gapers)

  1. One who gapes; a starer.
  2. Any of several species of burrowing clams.
  3. The comber, a fish of the species Serranus cabrilla.
  4. The fish Champsodon capensis
  5. (US, slang) An inexperienced skier.
    • 2017, Brendan Leonard, The Great Outdoors: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading Into the Wild, p. 295:
      If you want to avoid looking like a gaper, just keep yourself from looking sloppy and you should be okay.

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Dutch[edit]

Gaper.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gapere. Equivalent to gapen +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

gaper m (plural gapers, diminutive gapertje n)

  1. A yawner, one who yawns.
  2. A figurehead with an open mouth used as the shop sign of a pharmacy.

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Verb[edit]

gaper

  1. present of gape