from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flock of geese.
  • noun A cluster or group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a noise like a goose; cackle.
  • noun In fowling, a flight or flock of geese; hence, a chattering company.
  • noun Synonyms Covey, etc. See flock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To make a noise like a goose; to cackle.
  • noun (Zoöl.), Prov. Eng. A flock of wild geese, especially when on the ground.
  • noun A gathering of people, especially a noisy one.
  • noun Any clustered group of related objects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A group of geese when they are on the ground or on the water.
  • noun Any group or gathering of related things; bunch.
  • verb To cackle (like geese).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a noise characteristic of a goose
  • noun a flock of geese


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English gagel, from gagelen, to cackle, probably of imitative origin.]

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From Middle English gagelen ("to cackle").


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  • Gaggle is also an Orcadian dialect word used when 1) you make a mess or 2) you work clumsily or carelessly.

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