[ goo-glee ]
/ ˈgu gli /
noun, plural goo·glies. Cricket.
a bowled ball that swerves in one direction and breaks in the other.
Origin of googly
First recorded in 1900–05; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for googly
/ (ˈɡuːɡlɪ) /
noun plural -lies
cricket an off break bowled with a leg break action
Word Origin for googly
C20: Australian, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for googly
as a noun, a cricket term, 1903, of unknown origin. As an adjective, of eyes, 1901.
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