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Sorry I don't have much context, all I have is this definition from Wiktionary:

gawker: Someone who gawks, someone who stares stupidly

How to translate this word to French?

(There might be several words if gawker has several meanings.)

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Does a gawker always stare studidly at atuff, or is it just a one moment? – oli Feb 28 '12 at 12:26
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Il peut signifier un voyeurs ou un curieux. On pourrait utiliser le terme de badaud lorsqu'il désigne un observateur dans la rue.

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En langage familier cela peut aussi signifier godiche ou grand dadais et s'il s'agit d'un verbe : rester bouche bée.

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