noun (esp. in India)

a long-necked container, especially for water, usually of porous earthenware so that its contents are cooled by evaporation.

Nearby words

  1. gogglebox,
  2. goggler,
  3. goggles,
  4. gogh,
  5. gogh, vincent van,
  6. gogo,
  7. gogol,
  8. gogra,
  9. gohonzon,
  10. goi

Origin of goglet

1690–1700; < Portuguese gorgoleta (diminutive of gorja throat), akin to French gargoulette (diminutive of gargoule throat); see gargle

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Examples from the Web for goglet

  • Com-plete in every particular,' said Hurree Babu, rolling into the balcony to clean his teeth at a goglet. '

    Kim|Rudyard Kipling
  • The king was hard pressed by the queen, and at last forced water from his own goglet into the Ray's mouth.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings|Krishna das Kaviraja

British Dictionary definitions for goglet




a long-necked water-cooling vessel of porous earthenware, used esp in IndiaAlso called: guglet (ˈɡʌɡlɪt)

Word Origin for goglet

C17: from Portuguese gorgoleta a little throat, from gorja throat; related to French gargoule; see gargle

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