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Definition of "rubberneck" []

  • To look about or survey with unsophisticated wonderment or curiosity. (verb-intransitive)
  • A rubbernecker. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rubberneck" in a sentence
  • "When you're a superstar performer and you've mainly humiliated yourself (and your family) and haven't done anything to directly betray or cheat your adoring fans, all you have to do is let time pass to allow your ADD followers to "rubberneck" some other star's or celebrity's personal train wreck, then come back and perform superbly and not only will you be forgiven, you may be re-anointed as a hero."
  • "It's part of the human predisposition to rubberneck major accidents."
  • "Judging by these participatory self-portraits, Caravaggio shows himself intensely curious about history and society, prepared to rubberneck on our behalf and report back what he sees."