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googly

[ goo-glee ]
/ ˈgu gli /
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Definition of googly

noun, plural goo·glies.Cricket.
a bowled ball that swerves in one direction and breaks in the other.
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Origin of googly

First recorded in 1900–05; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for googly

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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