Definition of googly in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɡuːɡli

noun (plural googlies)

An off break bowled with an apparent leg-break action: you are going to bowl some amazing googlies
More example sentences
  • Indeed, he could bowl the googly at about slow-medium pace and where, in exceptional conditions, the pitch dictated it, he could be a fine slow bowler.
  • He used to bowl two googlies, one from the top and one that he used to bowl from shoulder height.
  • Reports that he can no longer bowl the googly are wide of the mark: Graham Thorpe says Warne bowled him two on Wednesday in the County Championship match at the Rose Bowl.


early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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