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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Google, Amazon, and Facebook's WhatsApp, are also jockeying for position alongside a gaggle of other start-ups, including Freecharge, Mobikwik, Citrus, and BharatPe. Fortune, "Inside the Growing Tech Battle for India’s Consumers—Data Sheet," 7 Aug. 2019 Notable among them was the MacArthur fellow Nicole Eisenman, whose brilliantly rude gaggle of figurative sculptures, installed on one of the Whitney’s outdoor terraces, had been most critics’ pick for best in show. Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker, "The Whitney Biennial Protests and the Changing Standards of Accountability in Art," 31 July 2019 While canvassing Manchester's ward 8 for local Mayor Joyce Craig, Booker saunters through streets, pausing once to record a video for Instagram and twice to apologize to neighbors for the gaggle of reporters crossing his wake. Nicole Sganga, CBS News, "On the road with Cory Booker in New Hampshire," 17 July 2019 Columbia University–trained, blonde, and bicoastal, the Aussie sees a gaggle of Victoria’s Secret models, as well as actresses such as Margot Robbie. Jancee Dunn, Vogue, "The Future of Dieting Is Here—And it Has Nothing to do With Calorie Counting," 29 Oct. 2018 No one watched this drama unfolding 240,000 miles away more avidly than a gaggle of flight controllers in Mission Control. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 3: The triumph and near-tragedy of the first Moon landing," 18 July 2019 In 2005, one woman reported her abuse, a tip that led to a gaggle of girls who had similar stories. Deanna Paul, The Denver Post, "Jeffrey Epstein, the politically connected financier with ties to Trump and Clinton," 8 July 2019 Formiga was among them, almost lost in the gaggle of women. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "Formiga Isn’t Going Anywhere," 13 June 2019 Last night, alongside a gaggle of fellow top model friends—Hailey Baldwin and Cara Delevingne and the like—Jenner attended the opening of the Times Square Edition Premiere hotel opening in New York City. Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Revives the Unapologetically Sexy Party Shirt," 13 Mar. 2019

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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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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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