goggle

1 of 2

verb

gog·​gle ˈgä-gəl How to pronounce goggle (audio)
goggled; goggling

intransitive verb

: to stare with wide or protuberant eyes
goggled with amazement at the huge statue
goggler noun

goggle

2 of 2

adjective

: protuberant, staring
goggle eyes
goggly adjective

Examples of goggle in a Sentence

Verb He goggled in amazement at the huge statue. goggled at the elaborate costumes and floats in the Mardi Gras parade
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
Over and over, we are invited to goggle at such amazingness. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 18 Aug. 2023 Mok, the former second-in-command of the Yellow Neck daofei, goggled his eyes in surprise. Christian Holub, EW.com, 5 May 2020 Any human eye, goggled by a car’s windshield, can graft such fantasies onto the great Mojave. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, 6 June 2019 Owing as much to his big leg as to his goggled face, Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship may very well be the star of the national championship game. Dan Gartland, SI.com, 8 Jan. 2018 Kevin Heenan, the thin-goggled duke with 30-foot range. Tom Corvin, latimes.com, 15 Mar. 2018 After her final run, the American freeskier remained down at the bottom of the halfpipe, hands covering her goggled eyes, undoubtedly overcome with emotions. The Si Staff, SI.com, 24 Feb. 2018 Hippos goggled at us from their muddy pools; crocodiles blinked from sandbanks. Paul Theroux, Town & Country, 17 June 2013 Hippos goggled at us from their muddy pools Paul Theroux, Town & Country, 17 June 2013
Adjective
For baitfish, there has been goggle eye jacks and ballyhoo around the pier. Alan Sherman, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Their patented SuperFlow Anti-fog Ventilation System involves pulling the lens about a centimeter away from the goggle frame, allowing for an increase in air flow. Leslie Hsu Oh, Travel + Leisure, 30 Jan. 2023 The top-scoring jackets had features like goggle shammies, watertight pockets, helmet-compatible hoods, adjustable sleeves and hems, Recco reflectors, and powder skirts. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2023 Beyond that, features like adjustable venting, audio compatibility, and goggle integration just add to a more enjoyable experience. Aaron H. Bible, Popular Mechanics, 10 Jan. 2023 Using a combination of air pressure and heat, this goggle-like device gently massages the eyes, brow, and temples to reduce fatigue and the strain of daily screen use. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 9 Dec. 2022 Plus, since the frames don’t need as much foam to achieve relatively universal goggle functionality, the lens on the Imprint can sit closer to the eyes, enlarging your field of view. Brigid Mander, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2022 Ventilation is generous, and the notch at the top rear helps keep goggle straps in place. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 19 June 2022 It's insulated for high altitudes and comes with an interior goggle pocket, complete with a cleaning cloth. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Sep. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Verb and Adjective

Middle English gogelen to squint

First Known Use

Verb

1742, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of goggle was in 1540

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Cite this Entry

“Goggle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goggle. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

goggle

1 of 2 verb
gog·​gle ˈgäg-əl How to pronounce goggle (audio)
goggled; goggling
-(ə-)liŋ
: to stare with goggle eyes
goggler noun

goggle

2 of 2 adjective
: being bulging
goggle eyes
goggly adjective
goggle-eyed
ˌgäg-ə-ˈlīd
adjective

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