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gaggle

[ gag-uhl ]
/ ˈgæg əl /
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verb (used without object), gag·gled, gag·gling.

to cackle.

noun

a flock of geese when not flying.Compare skein.
an often noisy or disorderly group or gathering: a politician followed by a gaggle of supporters.
an assortment of related things.

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Origin of gaggle

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English verb gagelen ; of imitative origin
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gaggle
/ (ˈɡæɡəl) /

verb

(intr) (of geese) to cackle

noun

a flock of geese
informal a disorderly group of people
a gabbling or cackling sound

Word Origin for gaggle

C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse gagl gosling, Dutch gaggelen to cackle, all of imitative origin
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