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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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  • Here are the keys to that daffodil-hued tri-phibian you ogled at Sporter's exhibit.

    Zero Data Charles Saphro
  • All this because he had ogled a pretty manola at a bull-fight.

  • It was that of the officer who on the day of San Juan had ogled her so rudely.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • Annapla emerged from her trance, and ogled him with an amusing admiration.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • The disk shot down the groove, wobbled a while, ceased and ogled them: six.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • He leaned forward in the saddle and ogled the bug-killer with horrid significance.

    Flying U Ranch B. M. Bower
  • One gaudily garbed pair, standing easily at gaze in the middle of the waiting-room, stared brazenly and ogled frank invitation.

    To Kiel in the 'Hercules' Lewis R. Freeman
  • She ogled the King in such a manner that his Majesty burst out laughing.

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for ogled


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 ogled



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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