Definition of ogle in English:



  • Stare at in a lecherous manner.

    ‘he was ogling her breasts’
    [no object] ‘men who had turned up to ogle’
    • ‘Glam and glitz prevailed throughout the Pavilion, where 400 black-tie-attired guests joined the seated dinner, ogled the dancing show girls and bid on auction items.’
    • ‘I spent the evening ogling Bianca and playing pool.’
    • ‘And what's wrong with ogling those who spend years intensively preparing to be ogled?’
    • ‘As the sun sets, we stroll along the surf, ogling the beautiful beachside residences.’
    • ‘I've ogled the strutting pumped up peacocks that run in the men's 100 metres.’
    • ‘Colton was sitting at the bar; a few women were ogling him from the corner.’
    • ‘Two guys driving along start ogling a woman and the car clatters into a pile of rubbish bins.’
    • ‘After we had finished eating (and ogling the boys) we went back to shower and change and get ready for the evening's show.’
    • ‘The director spends as much time ogling his male leads as he does his female cast members.’
    • ‘McGwire has his slice of baseball immortality, but fans haven't lost their appetite for ogling him.’
    • ‘They were inside the auxiliary gym practicing and his teammates were gathered around the doors ogling them.’
    • ‘Partygoers scoffed and quaffed their way through £100,000 worth of refreshments, before ogling the exhibits.’
    • ‘Here I am wanting to help these needy people and just do my job, and I am rewarded by being constantly ogled and hit on, as best as men without homes or income can hit on a girl.’
    • ‘Sporting a jogging suit, the police reached the spot at 5.30 am and saw a group of men ogling the women.’
    • ‘You can while away many happy hours looking at gossip web sites and ogling pictures of your favourite swoonsome celebrities instead of getting on with your work.’
    • ‘When he's not glued to the TV, he's staring at his computer screen or ogling girls in bars.’
    • ‘Its also a good outlet to keep me from ogling every real woman I see.’
    • ‘I stood there ogling the food, not knowing exactly what I wanted but knowing I was hungry.’
    • ‘He cannot resist ogling a pretty girl or remarking on her attributes.’
    • ‘I looked around and saw people ogling me like I was a store mannequin.’
    leer at, stare at, gaze at, eye, make eyes at, make sheep's eyes at
    eye up, give someone the glad eye, give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over, lech after, lech over, undress with one's eyes, give someone the come-on
    gawp at, gawk at
    perv on
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  • A lecherous look.

    • ‘She was lithe, willowy, and could wear such a garment with the praise and ogles of the opposite sex.’
    • ‘Several hugs for Matt, many ogles at incredibly hot guys, and one hour of frustrating luggage checking later, four harassed but extremely excited girls huddled around Rachel, wishing her luck.’
    • ‘When a policeman stops our heroine, it's love at first ogle.’
    • ‘Watching Andrew's leering ogle, Alaina once again lost her temper.’
    • ‘Everything about Mason has bounce - his movements, delivery, even his ogles - but he can also summon up silences of utmost consternation and looks of shocked despair.’
    • ‘And what about all those who have stolen a quick ogle at the stewardesses…’
    • ‘For those on a tight budget who enjoy a quiet ogle every now and again the place deserves support.’
    • ‘She wasn't there for the music, just a bit of an ogle.’
    • ‘The death look was followed by a scrutinizing stare, and then into what seemed like an ogle.’
    • ‘We were undressing the merchandise with their eyeball, all ogle, no cash.’
    • ‘In Shakespeare's time an oeillade was an amorous glance or an ogle.’
    • ‘By the time we have walked along the cloying pebble beach for a few hundred yards, our strength has been sapped too much to attempt the obligatory nonchalant ogle at the nudist beach further along.’
    • ‘The stares and ogles were still very much evident but they didn't faze her nearly as much as she thought they would.’
    • ‘Researchers have discovered that a 10-minute ogle at women's breasts is as healthy as half-an-hour in the gym.’


Late 17th century: probably from Low German or Dutch; compare with Low German oegeln, frequentative of oegen look at.