Definition of rubbernecker in US English:



  • See rubberneck

    • ‘The film company had blocked off this section of town but there were thousands of rubberneckers wanting to catch a glimpse of the star.’
    • ‘For all our grousing about rubberneckers, who among us doesn't slow down to gawk at a car wreck?’
    • ‘Let's face it, we're a nation of rubberneckers, eager to gawk at any accident, smoldering homestead, or decaying corpse as long as it is not our own.’
    • ‘Like a rubbernecker driving past a horrifically bloody accident, I can't seem to stop myself from watching the carnage.’
    • ‘By keeping rubberneckers back, police minimize the danger from gunfire or explosions.’