gaggle

A gaggle is a group of geese. You can also describe a bunch of people milling around in a disorganized way as a gaggle.

Gaggle is a word known as a "term of venery," a collective noun used to describe a particular group of animals. When a bunch of geese waddle around on the ground, that's a gaggle of geese. If those same geese were flying overhead, you'd call them a flock or a skein instead. Gaggle is also useful for describing a disorderly or chaotic group of people: "I was surrounded by a gaggle of three-year-olds eager to pet my puppy."

Definitions of gaggle
  1. noun
    a flock of geese
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    type of:
    flock
    a group of birds
  2. noun
    a large gathering of people of a particular type
    synonyms: bevy
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    type of:
    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  3. verb
    make a noise characteristic of a goose
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    type of:
    cackle
    squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
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