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ogle

[oh-guh l] /ˈoʊ gəl/
verb (used with object), ogled, ogling.
1.
to look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
2.
to eye; look or stare at.
verb (used without object), ogled, ogling.
3.
to look amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
4.
to look or stare.
noun
5.
an amorous, flirtatious, or impertinent glance or stare.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; apparently < Dutch, frequentative (see -le) of oogen to make eyes at, derivative of oog eye (compare Low German oegeln, German äugeln)
Related forms
ogler, noun
unogled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ogle

ogle

/ˈəʊɡəl/
verb
1.
to look at (someone) amorously or lustfully
2.
(transitive) to stare or gape at
noun
3.
a flirtatious or lewd look
Derived Forms
ogler, noun
Word Origin
C17: probably from Low German oegeln, from oegen to look at
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Word Origin and History for ogle
v.

1680s, probably from Low German oeglen, frequentative of oegen "look at," from oege "eye," from Proto-Germanic *augon-, from PIE *okw- "to see" (see eye (n.)). Related to Dutch ogen "to look at," from oog "eye." Related: Ogled; ogling. The noun meaning "an amorous glance" is attested from 1711; earlier it meant "an eye" (1700).

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