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1A flock of geese.
group, crowd, gang, company, body, band, host, bevy, party, pack, army, herd, flock, drove, horde, mobView synonyms
- ‘In the lower left portion of the canvas, a gaggle of geese moves about in Brownian motion.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘It is also a popular watering hole to gaggles of geese which fly in from time to time.’
- ‘I would much rather be involved in a series with a benevolent dictator instead of a gaggle of geese.’
- ‘Along with gaggles of Canada Geese, we saw our first groups of Brant.’
- ‘I plunked down my cash, all the while admiring the plant with its white flowers so much like the heads of a gaggle of nodding geese.’
- ‘The empty set is the set of the goslings the two gaggles share.’
- ‘These failures become apparent through the absence of first-year birds in the winter gaggles.’
- ‘The interactions of geese from different gaggles is identical to that of lesbians who try to interact from different group lots of honking and goose drama is likely to ensue.’
2informal A disorderly group of people:‘the gaggle of photographers that dogged his every step’
group, gang, mob, pack, troop, troupe, company, party, bevy, crew, body, working party, posseView synonyms
- ‘Other characters include a gang of lads and a gaggle of girls on a night out, a tacky DJ, a hotdog salesman and a cabbie.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She obeyed, using orange and bright neon pink crayons, drawing gaggles of flowers, hands, and distorted faces that closely resemble Easter Island Statues.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Mostly blokes, but gaggles of girls get the treatment as well.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘All you need to do is find a gaggle of geeks at a party or in a college bar.’
- ‘Ten minutes from the ground and you could already feel the unmistakable hum of a huge gaggle of excited people gathered together.’
- ‘When he does manage to express himself, his gaggle of interfering sisters humiliate him for the effort.’
- ‘Even the kitchen staff had come in from their duties, and were standing in a gaggle near the back of the room.’
- ‘The gaggle of girls gathered around them, their expressions concerned.’
- ‘The triumphant band walks back stage through gaggles of groupies to their dressing room.’
- ‘Beyond the door a few inquisitive souls stood in a loose gaggle watching the fortunate emerge.’
- ‘Yes, she'll miss the glamour, the gaggle of schoolgirls crowding round for autographs.’
- ‘On the contrary, the place was mostly packed, with elderly first-date couples and gaggles of neighborhood bon vivants out for a night on the town.’
- ‘The gaggle thinned out as most of the flex wings also fell down.’
- ‘Today, it involves federal courts, a gaggle of sturdy lawyers or both.’
- ‘There is a crowded, Hooray Henry exuberance to the room, with pink-cheeked gents swilling dry Martinis and families with gaggles of well-dressed, extraordinarily blonde children.’
- ‘It's lunchtime in Dublin and the city is heaving with people; gaggles of students, young office workers, couples, women with babies in buggies.’
- ‘There's an edgy, youthful feel to the sprawling stone downtown, where gaggles of short-haired, punky students walk narrow, walled streets.’
Middle English (as a verb): imitative of the noise that a goose makes; compare with Dutch gaggelen and German gackern.
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