Pronounced: CHUHN-tuhr, verb

Notes: I think I’ve run across this word, but I didn’t know the meaning

Yesterday’s word

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
First usage

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.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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