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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German gaffen, kaffen, kapfen(to look, gawk), from Old High German kapfēn(to look, peer), from Proto-Germanic *kapjaną(to gaze, observe), from Proto-Indo-European *g'Ab-, *geb-(to look after). Cognate with Old Dutch up-capen(to stand out), Old English capian(to look), Old Norse kópa(to stare at, gawk), Old English cēpan(to observe, keep). More at keep.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡafɱ̩/, /ˈɡafən/

VerbEdit

gaffen ‎(third-person singular simple present gafft, past tense gaffte, past participle gegafft, auxiliary haben)

  1. to stare at curiously, rubberneck

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