Definition of ogle in English:


Syllabification: o·gle
Pronunciation: /ˈōgəl


[with object]
  • Stare at in a lecherous manner: he was ogling her breasts [no object]: men who had turned up to ogle
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    • When he's not glued to the TV, he's staring at his computer screen or ogling girls in bars.
    • Partygoers scoffed and quaffed their way through £100,000 worth of refreshments, before ogling the exhibits.
    • You can while away many happy hours looking at gossip web sites and ogling pictures of your favourite swoonsome celebrities instead of getting on with your work.
    leer at, stare at, eye, make eyes at, check out
    informal give someone the once-over, lech after, undress with one's eyes


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  • A lecherous look.
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    • In Shakespeare's time an oeillade was an amorous glance or an ogle.
    • And what about all those who have stolen a quick ogle at the stewardesses…
    • Several hugs for Matt, many ogles at incredibly hot guys, and one hour of frustrating luggage checking later, four harassed but extremely excited girls huddled around Rachel, wishing her luck.



Pronunciation: /ˈōg(ə)lər/
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  • These so called lecherous oglers didn't hit on me thank goodness and we left without violence.
  • Don't get me wrong; I'm still a shameless ogler.
  • One of the oglers was elbowed roughly by his companion, a beefy ginger-haired young man in a football jersey, who warned, ‘Whoa, throttle back there, stud.’


late 17th century: probably from Low German or Dutch; compare with Low German oegeln, frequentative of oegen 'look at'.

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