Pronounced: CHUHN-tuhr, verb
Notes: I think I’ve run across this word, but I didn’t know the meaning
The word gapeseed is mostly used in Britain and means
- a person who gapes or stares in wonder; especially a rustic or unworldly person who is easily awed
- a daydream or reverie
Our word came into English in the late 1500s
Background / Comments
I don’t think I’ve ever seen this word, but mostly being a British word, I haven’t heard it. Our word is a combination of gape (stare) and seed… I’m not sure what part seed plays in the meaning.