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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In the distance, a remaining gaggle of about 25 geese quietly floated in a lake in another section of the park, ducking their heads into the water for food. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "Protesters flock to Washington Park to protest Denver culling Canada geese," 6 July 2019 Kerner's report also cites another gaggle outside the White House on May 1, where Conway brought up Biden unprompted. Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY, "All the times Kellyanne Conway ran afoul of a federal watchdog over the Hatch Act," 13 June 2019 The video, awash in rainbow hues, in set in a trailer park and features Swift strutting amid a flamboyant group of characters, all of whom seem to be having more fun than a gaggle of infuriated protestors. Mary Colurso |,, "Did you see Laverne Cox, Trinity Taylor in Taylor Swift’s ‘Calm Down’ video touting LGBTQ pride?," 19 June 2019 For me, this solo turned the tide of the evening, which until then had consisted of a group opener and a gaggle of solos and duets of a more allegorical nature. Lauren Warnecke,, "'Internal Geometry' by Natya Dance Theatre is hardly radical but has women telling the story," 15 June 2019 Michelle Boop brought her entire family: husband, two children, two grandsons and a gaggle of friends, all at her teenage daughter’s urging. Molly Hennessy-fiske,, "Texas once had 1,000 dance halls. Now there’s a rush to save those that remain," 4 June 2019 The Fans The weekday crowd is a mix of all types, from gaggles of girls to multi-gen families to couples, primarily visiting from elsewhere in Texas, though there are visitors from farther afield, too (including Australia!). Stefanie Waldek, House Beautiful, "What Every Chip and Joanna Gaines Fan Should Know Before Visiting Waco, Texas," 14 May 2019 Eckhaus Latta invited a gaggle of preschoolers—kids of their best friends—to bang on pots as models wandered through a vast Brooklyn industrial space. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The New Fashion Communities: How the Industry Is Embracing Inclusivity," 17 Jan. 2019 There was Kanye’s bizarre meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office last October, with a gaggle of reporters recording every cringe-inducing moment. Jonathan Van Meter, Vogue, "The Awakening of Kim Kardashian West," 10 Apr. 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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