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: a flock of geese when not in flight — compare skein
: a group, aggregation, or cluster lacking organization
a gaggle of reporters and photographers
: an indefinite number
participated in a gaggle of petty crimes
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
derivative of gaggle "to cackle," going back to Middle English gagelyn, of imitative origin
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: a group of geese : a flock of geese
: a group of people
See the full definition for gaggle in the English Language Learners Dictionary
: a group of animals and especially a flock of geese
: a group of people
a gaggle of tourists
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