[gag-uh l] /ˈgæg əl/
verb (used without object), gaggled, gaggling.
a flock of geese when not flying.
an often noisy or disorderly group or gathering:
a politician followed by a gaggle of supporters.
an assortment of related things.
(intransitive) (of geese) to cackle
a flock of geese
(informal) a disorderly group of people
a gabbling or cackling sound
late 15c., gagyll, with reference to both geese and women. Barnhart says possibly from Old Norse gagl “small goose, gosling, bird;” OED calls it “one of the many artificial terms invented in the 15th c. as distinctive collectives referring to particular animals or classes of persons.” Possibly of imitative origin (cf. Dutch gagelen “to chatter;” Middle English gaggle “to cackle,” used of geese, attested from late 14c.).
adjective Funny; cleverly amusing; jokey: MediHEAT’s A Little Comfort (gaggy name, oh well) (1990s+)
[geyj] /geɪdʒ/ noun 1. something, as a glove, thrown down by a medieval knight in token of challenge to combat. 2. Archaic. a challenge. 3. Archaic. a pledge or pawn; security. verb (used with object), gaged, gaging. 4. Archaic. to pledge, stake, or wager. [geyj] /geɪdʒ/ noun, verb (used with object), gaged, gaging. (chiefly in […]
[gag-man] /ˈgægˌmæn/ noun, plural gagmen. 1. a person who writes comic material for public performers. 2. a comedian who uses a patter of jokes and funny remarks.
noun 1. any law restricting freedom of the press, free speech, or the right of petition. 2. .