ogle

[ oh-guh l ]
/ ˈoʊ gəl /

verb (used with object), o·gled, o·gling.

to look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
to eye; look or stare at.

verb (used without object), o·gled, o·gling.

to look amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
to look or stare.

noun

an amorous, flirtatious, or impertinent glance or stare.

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Origin of ogle

1670–80; apparently < Dutch, frequentative (see -le) of oogen to make eyes at, derivative of oog eye (compare Low German oegeln, German äugeln)

OTHER WORDS FROM ogle

o·gler, nounun·o·gled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ogle

ogle
/ (ˈəʊɡəl) /

verb

to look at (someone) amorously or lustfully
(tr) to stare or gape at

noun

a flirtatious or lewd look

Derived forms of ogle

ogler, noun

Word Origin for ogle

C17: probably from Low German oegeln, from oegen to look at
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