[ gag-uhl ]
/ ˈgæg əl /
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verb (used without object), gag·gled, gag·gling.
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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How to use gaggle in a sentence
Of waking dog, nor gaggling goose more waker then the hound.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
As they fly they make a curious "gaggling" cry, which can be heard from a very long distance.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
Their cry is almost indistinguishable from the gaggling of geese, and they fly in the same chain-like formations.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)|Abel Chapman
On one side of her were four or five half starved squeaking pigs, on the other a flock of gaggling geese.Alonzo and Melissa|Daniel Jackson, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for gaggle
/ (ˈɡæɡəl) /
(intr) (of geese) to cackle
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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