[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for googly

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

    How to Fight Like a Girl|Will Doig|August 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST

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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