gaggle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gaggle make a noise characteristic of a goose "Cackling geese"
    • n gaggle a flock of geese
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein
    • Gaggle (Zoöl) A flock of wild geese, especially when on the ground.
    • Gaggle A gathering of people, especially a noisy one.
    • Gaggle Any clustered group of related objects.
    • v. i Gaggle găg"g'l To make a noise like a goose; to cackle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gaggle To make a noise like a goose; cackle.
    • n gaggle In fowling, a flight or flock of geese; hence, a chattering company.
    • n gaggle Synonyms Covey, etc. See flock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gaggle gag′l a flock of geese, or of women
    • v.i Gaggle to cackle
    • adj Gaggle garrulous
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of imitative origin; cf. D. gaggelen, gagelen, G. gackeln, gackern, MHG. gāgen, E. giggle, cackle,

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: anserene, anserous, gosherd, yang, honk, gaggle, cackle.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
On one side of her were four or five half starved squeaking pigs, on the other a flock of gaggling geese.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Then, with a clang of wings and a chorus of shrill quacks, a gaggle of wild duck got up and sped away into the dark.
"The City in the Clouds" by C. Ranger Gull
Their cry is almost indistinguishable from the gaggling of geese, and they fly in the same chain-like formations.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
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In poetry:

Holy ecstasy-swans on great glad Waters
Seize me, but in vain.
I hear the gaggling of sensible ganders,
Nothing can remain,
There is nothing to last.
"Life Terrifies Me" by Endre Ady

In news:

I'm always seeing my father among the gaggles of urchins who invariably garnish old pictures of Quai de la Batte or Ruelle Bodeux or the Trô Navai.
But way over the pond, a gaggle of New Europeans are taking machine-funk to another level.
The model and a gaggle of friends partied the night away at New York club Provocateur, where she arrived at 11.30pm to take over a private booth decorated in balloons.
Joined by a gaggle of news media, Crist on Thursday filed his paperwork at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office in downtown St Petersburg.
A gaggle of extremists could determine who wins the presidency.
A gaggle of Greene County turkeys don't know how lucky they are, regardless of the approaching holiday.
A gaggle of geese is always worth a gander.
This is addressed to the gaggle of ladies at Walmart that need to find more to do with their time than gossip.
MAPA's latest production of giggles, gobbles and gaggles… of geese.
Turn on your TV on Sunday and it's just like "Groundhog Day": Once again, you're greeted by a gaggle of white, male, conservative talking heads.
New Rochelle Native Jessica Massa on Her Book, The Gaggle: How the Guys You Know Will Help You Find the Love You Want.
Harry was photographed while playing a game of strip billiards - which ended in full-on nudity - with a gaggle of gals in a Las Vegas hotel suite this weekend.
Gaggle's founders, Rebecca Wiegand, standing left, and Jessica Massa, right, at a happy hour.
A gaggle of Madonnas from a past New Wave Ball benefiting the Austin Children's Shelter.
A tea party just isn't a tea party without a gaggle of guests to enjoy the treats.
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