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ogle

verb \ ˈō-gəl also ˈä- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of ogle

ogled; ogling play \ˈō-g(ə-)liŋ also ˈä-\
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

ogler

play \ˈō-g(ə-)lər also ˈä-\ noun

Examples of ogle in a Sentence

  1. He sat at the bar, ogling several women.

  2. He ogled the new cars on the lot.

  3. I was ogling the dessert menu before my meal even arrived.

Recent Examples of ogle from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of ogle

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

ogle Synonyms

Synonyms
leer (at), make eyes (at)
Related Words
eye, gape, gawk, gaze, glare, goggle, peer, rubberneck, stare

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ogle

noun

Definition of ogle

:an amorous or coquettish glance

Recent Examples of ogle from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of ogle

see 1ogle


OGLE Defined for English Language Learners

ogle

verb

Definition of ogle for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

ogle

verb \ ˈō-gəl \

Definition of ogle for Students

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

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