verb (used without object), gar·gled, gar·gling.
verb (used with object), gar·gled, gar·gling.
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Origin of gargle
Examples from the Web for 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.
And ask, shame-faced like, for their gargle, 'as p'r'aps is a 'ot sixteen hounce.
The patient developing heat enough, I used nothing but wet compresses, and water and vinegar for a gargle.
I don't know why it is, but it is surprising how few men can gargle "like a gentleman.""Over There" with the Australians|R. Hugh Knyvett
Dilute in equal parts of water, and gargle every half hour in a severe case for the first three hours.Health, Happiness, and Longevity|Louis Philippe McCarty
Much of this they swallowed, for he had not been able to teach them to rinse and gargle.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
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.).