Adjective "Gaggle" definition and examples

(Gaggle may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɡaɡ(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

A flock of geese.
  1. 'I would much rather be involved in a series with a benevolent dictator instead of a gaggle of geese.'
  2. 'Readers may have heard about a pack of wolves or a litter of puppies, but do they know which animals make up a gaggle or a murder?'
  3. 'Along with gaggles of Canada Geese, we saw our first groups of Brant.'
  4. 'These failures become apparent through the absence of first-year birds in the winter gaggles.'
A disorderly group of people.
  1. 'Housed in a gleaming, 1967 Airstream trailer, which was parked in front of Greenwich House Pottery, it drew gaggles of viewers and buyers right off the sidewalk.'
  2. 'The gaggle of girls gathered around them, their expressions concerned.'
  3. 'When he does manage to express himself, his gaggle of interfering sisters humiliate him for the effort.'
  4. 'Today, it involves federal courts, a gaggle of sturdy lawyers or both.'
  5. 'It facilitates the exchange of songs expressing social concerns, sharing of ideas and presents a record of events happening with the many gaggles of Grannies.'
  6. 'There's an edgy, youthful feel to the sprawling stone downtown, where gaggles of short-haired, punky students walk narrow, walled streets.'
  7. 'Ten minutes from the ground and you could already feel the unmistakable hum of a huge gaggle of excited people gathered together.'
  8. 'The gaggle thinned out as most of the flex wings also fell down.'
  9. 'And gaggles of beaded tourists who come to town are always looking for something a little more elaborate than a souvenir to take home with them when visiting the magical Cajun town.'
  10. 'Even the kitchen staff had come in from their duties, and were standing in a gaggle near the back of the room.'

More definitions

verb (used without object), gaggled, gaggling.

1. to cackle.

noun

2. a flock of geese when not flying.

Compare skein.

3. an often noisy or disorderly group or gathering: a politician followed by a gaggle of supporters.

4. an assortment of related things.

Origin

(gaggle)Middle English (as a verb): imitative of the noise that a goose makes; compare with Dutch gaggelen and German gackern.