- gaggle (n.)
- late 15c., gagyll, with reference to both geese and women (on the notion of "chattering company"). Barnhart says possibly from Old Norse gagl "small goose, gosling, wild goose;" OED calls it "one of the many artificial terms invented in the 15th c. as distinctive collectives referring to particular animals or classes of persons." Possibly of imitative origin (compare Dutch gagelen "to chatter;" Middle English gaggle "to cackle," used of geese, attested from late 14c.). The loosened general sense of "group of people" is from 1946.
- 1. They all burst out laughing, sounding like a gaggle of geese.
- 她们全都放声大笑, 像一群鸭子一样嘎嘎地叫着.
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- 2. A gaggle of journalists sit in a hotel foyer waiting impatiently.
- 3. A gaggle of schoolgirls followed the tennis star to his car.
- 4. In another hospital, I found a gaggle of rural patients crouching on the forecourt.
- 在另一家医院, 我一群吵闹的农村病人蹲在医院的大厅.
- 5. A gaggle of screaming children waited just outside the gym, some seeking autographs.
- 一群尖叫的孩子等在体育场外, 有些想要寻求球星签名.
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