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gag·gle

 (găg′əl)
n.
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.]

gaggle

(ˈɡæɡəl)
vb
(intr) (of geese) to cackle
n
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]

gag•gle

(ˈgæg əl)

v. -gled, -gling,
n. v.i.
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.]

Gaggle

 a 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.

gaggle


Past participle: gaggled
Gerund: gaggling

Imperative
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gaggle
Present
I gaggle
you gaggle
he/she/it gaggles
we gaggle
you gaggle
they gaggle
Preterite
I gaggled
you gaggled
he/she/it gaggled
we gaggled
you gaggled
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Present Continuous
I am gaggling
you are gaggling
he/she/it is gaggling
we are gaggling
you are gaggling
they are gaggling
Present Perfect
I have gaggled
you have gaggled
he/she/it has gaggled
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you have gaggled
they have gaggled
Past Continuous
I was gaggling
you were gaggling
he/she/it was gaggling
we were gaggling
you were gaggling
they were gaggling
Past Perfect
I had gaggled
you had gaggled
he/she/it had gaggled
we had gaggled
you had gaggled
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Future
I will gaggle
you will gaggle
he/she/it will gaggle
we will gaggle
you will gaggle
they will gaggle
Future Perfect
I will have gaggled
you will have gaggled
he/she/it will have gaggled
we will have gaggled
you will have gaggled
they will have gaggled
Future Continuous
I will be gaggling
you will be gaggling
he/she/it will be gaggling
we will be gaggling
you will be gaggling
they will be gaggling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gaggling
you have been gaggling
he/she/it has been gaggling
we have been gaggling
you have been gaggling
they have been gaggling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gaggling
you will have been gaggling
he/she/it will have been gaggling
we will have been gaggling
you will have been gaggling
they will have been gaggling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gaggling
you had been gaggling
he/she/it had been gaggling
we had been gaggling
you had been gaggling
they had been gaggling
Conditional
I would gaggle
you would gaggle
he/she/it would gaggle
we would gaggle
you would gaggle
they would gaggle
Past Conditional
I would have gaggled
you would have gaggled
he/she/it would have gaggled
we would have gaggled
you would have gaggled
they would have gaggled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaggle - a flock of geesegaggle - 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
Verb1.gaggle - make a noise characteristic of a goose; "Cackling geese"
cackle - squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
Translations

gaggle

[ˈgægl] N [of geese] → manada f (hum) [of people] → pandilla f, grupo m

gaggle

[ˈgægəl] ntroupeau mgag rule n (US)loi f limitant la durée des débats

gaggle

n (of geese)Herde f; (hum, of people) → Schar f, → Horde f
vischnattern

gaggle

[ˈgægl] n (of geese) → branco
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