verb (used without object), gar·gled, gar·gling.
verb (used with object), gar·gled, gar·gling.
Origin of gargle
Examples from the Web for gargle
Contemporary Examples of gargle
In Kavala Graha, you use a smaller amount of oil, swish between the teeth, and gargle at the back of the throat.
Thousands of people are posting videos on YouTube while they gargle and swirl oil in their mouths.
Historical Examples of gargle
"And gargle all his 'r's,'" added the other, very earnestly.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
This is not the time, however, when the lesson 'how to gargle' can be learnt.The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases
Charles West, M.D.
He should be taught to gargle, and to regard the physician as one of his best friends.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
The temperature of the gargle should be about 70°-75° Fahrenheit.
Listerine diluted in water and used as a gargle is also good.Manual of Military Training
James A. Moss
Word Origin for gargle
1520s, from Middle French gargouiller "to gurgle, bubble" (14c.), from Old French gargole "throat, waterspout," perhaps from garg-, imitative of throat sounds, + *goule, dialect word for "mouth," from Latin gula "throat." Related: Gargled; gargling. The earlier, native, form of the word was Middle English gargarize (early 15c.).
1650s, from gargle (v.).