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
Recent Examples on the Web This could be one of the Giants’ most under-the-radar strengths, starting with a capable and experienced backup catcher in Curt Casali and including a gaggle of offensive-minded utility players such as Donovan Solano and Wilmer Flores. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, "Breaking down Giants' hitting, pitching: Hoping for one last good ride from veterans," 28 Mar. 2021 Apparently, the turkey was part of a larger gaggle and its mating season for the birds, which would account for the potentially aggressive behavior. Michael Hollan, Fox News, "Turkey storms into and destroys dentist's office," 8 Mar. 2021 Robbie, Kinnaman, Courtney and Davis return with a gaggle of new supervillain characters ready to betray and kill each other. Savannah Salazar, Vulture, "A Full 2021 Digital Movie Rental and Streaming Calendar," 8 Mar. 2021 Surrounded by a small gaggle of reporters, Wood espoused conspiracy theories about Biden’s presidential victory, claiming that Trump would not actually leave office and would serve for another four years. Vanessa Arredondo,, "Former Warriors player stages one-man Pro-Trump protest on Inauguration Day," 21 Jan. 2021 On a recent walk through the busy village at Jackson Hole, where the gaggle of A-listers can include the Kardashians and Justin Bieber, Kai Jones was repeatedly stopped by children roughly half his age who wanted to pose for pictures with him. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "This 14-Year-Old Ski Daredevil Is Already a Pro, and Trying Not to Scare His Parents," 3 Jan. 2021 For Gannon, Laviers, Cuan, and a growing gaggle of technologists, choreographic research is a tactic for working against the frequent inhumanity of the tech sector. Sydney Skybetter, Wired, "How Choreography Can Help Robots Come Alive," 7 Feb. 2021 This gaggle of instrumentation sloshing around in the North Atlantic represents just a tiny slice of a gigantic system. Chris Baraniuk, Smithsonian Magazine, "How the Pandemic Is Undermining Weather Monitoring," 28 Jan. 2021 The College Football Playoff is a gaggle of Meryl Streeps. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Changing to an eight-team playoff could solve the College Football Playoff problem," 26 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of gaggle was in the 15th century

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8 Apr 2021

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“Gaggle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gaggle

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


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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