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English Dictionary: gawk by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
gawk
n
  1. an awkward stupid person [syn: lout, clod, stumblebum, goon, oaf, lubber, lummox, lump, gawk]
v
  1. look with amazement; look stupidly [syn: goggle, gape, gawp, gawk]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gawk \Gawk\, n. [OE. gok, gowk, cuckoo, fool, Icel. gaukr
      cuckoo; akin to OHG. gouh, G. gauch cuckoo, fool, AS. g[82]ac
      cuckoo, Sw. g[94]k, Dan. gi[94]g]
      1. A cuckoo. --Johnson.
  
      2. A simpleton; a booby; a gawky. --Carlyle.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gawk \Gawk\, v. i.
      To act like a gawky.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   gawk
  
      {GNU} {awk}.   Gawk is a superset of standard
      awk and includes some {Plan 9} features.
  
      David Trueman and Arnold Robbins of {Georgia Institute of
      Technology} were developing it in 1993.   It has been ported to
      {Unix}, {MS-DOS}, {Macintosh}, and {Archimedes}.
  
      Latest version: 2.15.3, as of 1993-11-08.
  
      Available by {FTP} from your nearest {GNU archive site}.
  
      {Mac version
      (ftp://archive.umich.edu/mac/utilities/developerhelps/macgawk2.11.cpt.hqx)}.
  
      (2000-10-21)
  
  
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