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goggle-box

[gog-uh l-boks] /ˈgɒg əlˌbɒks/
noun, British Slang.
1.
a television set.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for gogglebox

gogglebox

/ˈɡɒɡəlˌbɒks/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) a television set
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Slang definitions & phrases for gogglebox

gogglebox

noun

An eager, rather idealistic, person; goo-goo: Those do-goody goggleboxes in student government didn't help me at all

[1980s+ Students; probably fr the notion that such people wear goggles, ''glasses''; used in the 1984 movie Repo Man]


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