gaggle

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noun gag·gle \ˈga-gəl\

Definition of gaggle

  1. 1 :  flock; especially :  a flock of geese when not in flight — compare skein

  2. 2 :  a group, aggregation, or cluster lacking organization a gaggle of reporters and photographers

  3. 3 :  an indefinite number participated in a gaggle of petty crimes

Examples of gaggle in a Sentence

  1. a noisy gaggle of photographers

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Origin and Etymology of gaggle

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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GAGGLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of gaggle for English Language Learners

  • : a group of geese : a flock of geese

  • : a group of people


GAGGLE Defined for Kids

gaggle

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noun gag·gle \ˈga-gəl\

Definition of gaggle for Students

  1. 1 :  a group of animals and especially a flock of geese

  2. 2 :  a group of people a gaggle of tourists



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