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[oh-guh l] /ˈoʊ gəl/
verb (used with object), ogled, ogling.
to look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
to eye; look or stare at.
verb (used without object), ogled, ogling.
to look amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
to look or stare.
an amorous, flirtatious, or impertinent glance or stare.
Origin of ogle
1670-80; apparently < Dutch, frequentative (see -le) of oogen to make eyes at, derivative of oog eye (compare Low German oegeln, German äugeln)
Related forms
ogler, noun
unogled, adjective Unabridged
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  • This sister ogle laid under very frequent contributions to supply his wants and support his extravagance.

  • They are not such severe judges as ogle and Bush, and Marline and our other shipmates.

    True Blue W.H.G. Kingston
  • Two steam carriages built by Summers and ogle, in 1831, were among the most successful vehicles of their kind in that day.

    Automobile Biographies Lyman Horace Weeks
  • ogle, however, continued to give proof that his knowledge of gunnery was not of yesterday.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • In those counties, as well as in ogle, their patrons live at some of the finest groves, where they own large farms.

    Letters of a Traveller William Cullen Bryant
British Dictionary definitions for ogle


to look at (someone) amorously or lustfully
(transitive) to stare or gape at
a flirtatious or lewd look
Derived Forms
ogler, noun
Word Origin
C17: probably from Low German oegeln, from oegen to look at
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Word Origin and History for ogle

1680s, probably from Low German oeglen, frequentative of oegen "look at," from oege "eye," from Proto-Germanic *augon-, from PIE *okw- "to see" (see eye (n.)). Related to Dutch ogen "to look at," from oog "eye." Related: Ogled; ogling. The noun meaning "an amorous glance" is attested from 1711; earlier it meant "an eye" (1700).

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