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1. A flock of geese.
2. A cluster or group: "A gaggle of photographers huddled on the sidewalk beside a swelling crowd of onlookers" (Gioia Diliberto).
[Middle English gagel, from gagelen, to cackle, probably of imitative origin.]
(intr) (of geese) to cackle
1. a flock of geese
2. informal a disorderly group of people
3. a gabbling or cackling sound
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse gagl gosling, Dutch gaggelen to cackle, all of imitative origin]
v. -gled, -gling,
1. to cackle.n.
2. a flock of geese when not flying. Compare skein (def. 4).
3. a group; cluster: a gaggle of sightseers.
[1350–1400; of imitative orig.]
Gagglea flock of geese; a company of women. See also giggle.
Examples: gaggle of geese, 1470; of gossips; of more than average chattering women, 1827; of women—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
Past participle: gaggled
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|Noun||1.||gaggle - a flock of geese |
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
flock - a group of birds
|Verb||1.||gaggle - make a noise characteristic of a goose; "Cackling geese"|
cackle - squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens