Definition of Gaggle

1. Noun. A flock of geese.

Member holonyms: Goose
Generic synonyms: Flock



2. Verb. Make a noise characteristic of a goose. "Cackling geese"
Generic synonyms: Cackle

Definition of Gaggle

1. v. i. To make a noise like a goose; to cackle.

2. n. A flock of wild geese.

Definition of Gaggle

1. Noun. A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water. ¹

2. Noun. Any group or gathering of related things; bunch. ¹

3. Verb. To cackle (like geese). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gaggle

1. to cackle [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES] - See also: cackle

Medical Definition of Gaggle

1. A flock of wild geese. Origin: Cf. Gaggle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaggle

gagakus
gage
gaged
gageite
gager
gagers
gages
gagged
gagger
gaggers
gagging
gagging order
gagging orders
gaggings
gaggle (current term)
gaggled
gaggles
gaggling
gagglings
gaging
gagless
gagman
gagmeister
gagmeisters
gagmen
gags
gagster
gagsters
gagtooth

Literary usage of Gaggle

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Also called chapelet and grain. gaggle (gag'l), ri; prêt, ... [< gaggle, ».] lu finding, л flight or flock of geese; hence, a chattering company. ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Apparently of imitative origin ; tí.gaggle, guggle. ... gaggle, to cackle as geese. (E.) A frequent, form from the imitative base ..."

3. Wild-fowl by L. H. De Visme Shaw, W. H. Pope, Alexander Innes Shand (1905)
"shots I have personally obtained in open waters I attributed to the fact that the gaggle contained an abnormal proportion of young birds. ..."

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