Origin of gawpdialect, dialectal , altered ; from Middle English galpen, to yawn, gape
intransitive verbgawped, gawp·ing, gawps Chiefly British
Origin of gawpVariant of obsolete galp, to gawk, gape, of unknown origin.
(third-person singular simple present gawps, present participle gawping, simple past and past participle gawped)
Variation of gape.