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Compare Irish and Gaelic gog, a nod, a slight motion.



goggle (third-person singular simple present goggles, present participle goggling, simple past and past participle goggled)

  1. To stare (at something) with wide eyes.
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “IV, XII, and XV”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      [...] she frowned a displeased frown and told me for heaven's sake to stop goggling like a dead halibut. [...] She left me fogged and groping for the inner meaning, and I could see from Aunt Dahlia's goggling eyes that the basic idea hadn't got across with her either. [...] I didn't want to be hampered by an audience. When you're pushing someone into a lake, nothing embarrasses you more than having the front seats filled up with goggling spectators.
  2. To roll the eyes.
    • Hudibras
      And wink and goggle like an owl.



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goggle (plural goggles)

  1. A wide-eyed stare or affected rolling of the eye.
  2. (in the plural) A pair of protective eyeglasses.

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