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

Definition of goggle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

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



Definition of goggle (Entry 2 of 2)

: protuberant, staring goggle eyes

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goggler \ ˈgä-​g(ə-​)lər How to pronounce goggler (audio) \ noun


goggly \ ˈgä-​g(ə-​)lē How to pronounce goggly (audio) \ adjective

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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 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, "True Mirages," 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, "Five Things to Know About Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia’s Bespectacled Kicker," 8 Jan. 2018 Kevin Heenan, the thin-goggled duke with 30-foot range. Tom Corvin, latimes.com, "Remember the Titans: Forty years after Cal State Who, Fullerton takes on Purdue," 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, "The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments From Every Sport at the 2018 Olympic Games," 24 Feb. 2018 Hippos goggled at us from their muddy pools; crocodiles blinked from sandbanks. Paul Theroux, Town & Country, "A Royal Pain," 17 June 2013 Hippos goggled at us from their muddy pools Paul Theroux, Town & Country, "A Royal Pain," 17 June 2013 Of course, the short, goggled and sometimes cyclopean minions are on hand, engaging in a prison food fight and dancing in a cancan-like production number. Innocuous pandemonium ensues in candy colors. Andy Webster, New York Times, "Review: ‘Despicable Me 3’ Suggests a Franchise Running on Fumes," 29 June 2017 The Minions — the yellow, goggled, gibberish-spouting underlings who were popular enough to earn their own film in 2015 — take up a lot of screen time here without adding to the actual plot. Jon Niccum, kansascity.com, "Minion overload? ‘3’ isn’t always a charm for third ‘Despicable Me’," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of goggle


1742, in the meaning defined above


1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goggle

Verb and Adjective

Middle English gogelen to squint

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The first known use of goggle was in 1540

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“Goggle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goggle. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of goggle

informal : to look at something or someone with your eyes very open in a way that shows that you are surprised, amazed, etc.


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

Kids Definition of goggle

: to stare with bulging or rolling eyes

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