Definition of googly noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡuːɡli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːɡli//
(pl. googlies) Cricket
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(in cricket) a ball that is bowled so that it looks as if it will turn in one direction, but that actually turns the opposite way (figurative) He bowled the prime minister a googly (= asked him a difficult question). See related entries: Cricket Word Originearly 20th cent.: of unknown origin.

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