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Monday, November 19, 2012

ogle

\OH-guhl\ , verb;
1.
To look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
2.
To eye; look or stare at.
Quotes:
He always pretended to be deeply exhausted from his various adventures, but he was never too exhausted to ogle— as she knew and as Flap knew too.
-- Larry McMurtry, Terms of Endearment: A Novel
Couples ogle cakes in windows.
-- Simon Louvish, The Days of Miracles and Wonders: An Epic of the New World Disorder
Origin:
Ogle traces its origins from the Lower German oeglen, "to look at," but ultimately comes from a now extinct word for "eye," oog.
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