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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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