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googly

[goo-glee]
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noun, plural goo·glies. Cricket.
  1. a bowled ball that swerves in one direction and breaks in the other.

Origin of googly

First recorded in 1900–05; origin uncertain
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googly

noun plural -lies
  1. cricket an off break bowled with a leg break action

Word Origin

C20: Australian, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for googly

as a noun, a cricket term, 1903, of unknown origin. As an adjective, of eyes, 1901.

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