gaggle

noun
gag·​gle | \ ˈga-gəl How to pronounce gaggle (audio) \

Definition of gaggle

1 : flock especially : a flock of geese when not in flight — compare skein
2 : a group, aggregation, or cluster lacking organization a gaggle of reporters and photographers
3 : an indefinite number participated in a gaggle of petty crimes

Examples of gaggle in a Sentence

a noisy gaggle of photographers

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Lined up on the balcony outside the shop, which is tucked away in a Chinatown office building, a gaggle of green-haired kids is eagerly waiting to sift through the one-of-kind wares. Maxwell Williams, Vogue, "The New Come Tees Store Brings the Best of L.A.’s Underground Fashion Scene Under One Roof," 18 Apr. 2019 When Londoners look to up their complexion game, one name is traded back and forth, sotto voce: Teresa Tarmey, the facialist behind the lit-from-within glows of Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Naomie Harris, and a gaggle of It Brits too numerous to name. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "London’s Favorite Celebrity Facialist Opens a New Skin-Care Studio in Tribeca," 24 Aug. 2018 Skehel points out that there are more private jets at the airport, and a quick scan of the wharf yields gaggle of gleaming yachts. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "Inside Hotel Pippa, the Buzziest New Place to Stay on Nantucket," 1 Aug. 2018 Well, Razer and a gaggle of partners, including Lofelt and Subpac. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Razer HyperSense's vision for haptic-filled PC gaming shakes up the future of peripherals," 10 Jan. 2019 Facebook Pinterest Award season is fast approaching (the Golden Globes airs in a little over two weeks!) and with it a gaggle of new faces poised to shake things up in Hollywood. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Meet the New Generation of Red Carpet Stars," 20 Dec. 2018 Millie's gaggle of children — a wild, diverse bunch — drives the film. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "'Kings' confounds with a take on the L.A. riots starring Halle Berry that’s largely naive," 26 Apr. 2018 They were greeted by a gaggle of boisterous Israeli student volunteers, waving flags and chanting Hebrew folk songs. Washington Post, "Christians emerge as key patrons for Jews moving to Israel," 8 Mar. 2018 Priyanka had her bachelorette excursion (in the form of a trip to Amsterdam with a gaggle of her closest lady friends, NBD) last week. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Nick Jonas' Bachelor Party and Priyanka Chopra's Bachelorette Party, Compared," 11 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of gaggle

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gaggle

derivative of gaggle "to cackle," going back to Middle English gagelyn, of imitative origin

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gaggle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gaggle

: a group of geese : a flock of geese
: a group of people

gaggle

noun
gag·​gle | \ ˈga-gəl How to pronounce gaggle (audio) \

Kids Definition of gaggle

1 : a group of animals and especially a flock of geese
2 : a group of people a gaggle of tourists

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