Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), o·gled, o·gling. to look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently. to eye; look or stare at. verb (used without object), o·gled, o·gling. to look amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently. to look or stare. an amorous, flirtatious, or impertinent glance or stare. Origin of ogle 1670–80;
to make eyes at, derivative of
Low German oegeln, German äugeln
Related forms o·gler, noun un·o·gled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oglers to look at (someone) amorously or lustfully (tr) to stare or gape at a flirtatious or lewd look Word Origin
C17: probably from Low German
oegeln, from oegen to look at
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Word Origin and History for oglers ogle v.
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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