ogle

verb
\ ˈō-gəl also ˈä- How to pronounce ogle (audio) , sometimes ˈü-\
ogled; ogling\ ˈō-​g(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce ogling (audio) also  ˈä-​ , sometimes  ˈü-​ \

Definition of ogle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to glance with amorous invitation or challenge He was tempted to ogle at young ladies.

transitive verb

1 : to eye amorously or provocatively He sat at the bar ogling several women.
2 : to look at especially with greedy or interested attention we ogled the chocolate confections— Ann K. Ludwig

ogle

noun

Definition of ogle (Entry 2 of 2)

: an amorous or coquettish glance

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Other Words from ogle

Verb

ogler \ ˈō-​g(ə-​)lər How to pronounce ogler (audio) also  ˈä-​ , sometimes  ˈü-​ \ noun

Synonyms for ogle

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of ogle in a Sentence

Verb He sat at the bar, ogling several women. He ogled the new cars on the lot. I was ogling the dessert menu before my meal even arrived.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb His mother used to drive him around to ogle the big houses. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, "James Gray’s Journey from the Outer Boroughs to Outer Space," 9 Sep. 2019 There are more than enough villains, from those who charged people for the chance to ogle the death scene from nearby rooftops to those who orchestrated a cover-up that resulted in no one ever being held responsible. Rick Kogan, chicagotribune.com, "New film remembers the SS Eastland and the day 844 died in the Chicago River," 17 July 2019 However, while his dad Jack (Josh Duhamel) thinks he’s ogling pictures of Gigi Hadid in lingerie, Simon is instead checking out the hunky guy leaf-blowing next door. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: 'Love, Simon' charms by giving gay teen romance the John Hughes treatment," 15 Mar. 2018 On that fateful day, Holder ogled the girl with soap in her eyes, her figure barely wrapped in a wet bathrobe. oregonlive, "How Coos Bay’s ‘All-American girl’ became a daring skyjacker, then disappeared into 1970s underground," 16 Sep. 2019 White viewers of Mapplethorpe’s black subjects ogle them. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Time for a Riot: Camp Fashion at the Met, and a Real Riot at the Stonewall," 31 Aug. 2019 But by circumventing that step, Zoom potentially exposes its users to strangers ogling them online—which demonstrates the need for that extra layer of permission in the first place. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam," 9 July 2019 Under the milky lights and awash in the room’s palette of stark white, black and gray tones, curious onlookers ogle the four human figures, all in baggy streetwear, who remain stock-still in impossible, gravity-defying positions. Los Angeles Times, "Can performance art be owned? Why the genre is often missing in museum collections," 8 Aug. 2019 Although today more people come for food and drink and to ogle the outrageous décor than to chalk a cue. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Floating tiki bar, haunted pub crawl: 10 places for end-of-summer road trips in Arizona," 14 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The ogle-worthy fashion is aplenty, and yet the beauty equation takes a simpler route: faces stripped back and completely free of makeup; hair cut pixie-short, swept back into a bun, or hanging long and loose. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Phoebe Philo’s Final Beauty Message at Céline: Come As You Are," 2 May 2018 That shifting landscape partly explains the decision on the part of the filmmakers and the video-game designers to cut down on the ogle factor. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Alicia Vikander makes a persuasive Lara Croft in the new-and-somewhat-improved 'Tomb Raider'," 14 Mar. 2018 Buy, sell, and trade kicks at this bonkers event at the Anaheim Convention Center, where more than 250 vendors and over 100,000 pairs of sneaks will be on ogle-able. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 5 Most Interesting Things to Do In L.A. This Weekend," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of ogle

Verb

1682, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

circa 1668, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ogle

Verb and Noun

probably from Low German oegeln, from oog eye; akin to Old High German ouga eye — more at eye

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14 Oct 2019

Time Traveler for ogle

The first known use of ogle was circa 1668

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ogle

verb
How to pronounce ogle (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ogle

usually disapproving : to look at (someone) in a way that shows sexual attraction
: to look at (something) in a way that suggests strong interest or desire

ogle

verb
\ ˈō-gəl How to pronounce ogle (audio) \
ogled; ogling

Kids Definition of ogle

: to look at in a way that suggests unusual interest or desire

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