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Origin of googly

First recorded in 1900–05; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for googly

bender, curve, googly

Examples from the Web for googly

Contemporary Examples of googly

  • Riley, a former fighter, sees in Cal shades of his former self,  and watches his fights with googly I-love-you-man eyes.

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    How to Fight Like a Girl

    Will Doig

    August 19, 2009

British Dictionary definitions for googly


noun plural -lies
  1. 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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