Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle rubbernecking
, past tense , past participle rubbernecked
[informal , disapproval]
If someone is rubbernecking
, they are staring at someone or something, especially
in a rude
The accident was caused by people slowing down to rubber-neck.
Word forms: plural rubberneckers
Pitt planted tall trees outside his home to block rubberneckers.
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