Meaning of “gaggle” in the English Dictionary


"gaggle" in English

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gagglenoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈɡæɡ.əl/ us /ˈɡæɡ.əl/

a group of geese

disapproving a group of noisy or silly people:

There was the usual gaggle of journalists waiting for the star.

an informal meeting in which someone who works for an organization or the government gives information to journalists (= people who write or broadcast news stories); the journalists involved in such a meeting:

Certain news outlets were denied access to the gaggle with White House press secretary, Sean Spicer.
He was a little early, but the press gaggle was already waiting for him.

(Definition of “gaggle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gagglenoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡæɡ·əl/

a group of geese, or a group of people, esp. if they are noisy or silly:

A gaggle of kids followed him down the street.

(Definition of “gaggle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)