Compare Irish and Gaelic gog, a nod, a slight motion.
- To stare (at something) with wide eyes.
1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “chapter 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.
- To roll the eyes.
- And wink and goggle like an owl.
stare with wide eyes
goggle (plural goggles)
a pair of protective eyeglasses — see goggles