googly
googly googly n. (Cricket) a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way.

Syn: wrong 'un, bosie, bosie ball. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • googly — as a noun, a cricket term, 1903, of unknown origin. As an adjective, of eyes, 1901 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Googly — In cricket, a googly is a type of delivery bowled by a right arm leg spin bowler. It is occasionally referred to as a Bosie (or Bosey) after its inventor Bernard Bosanquet; in Australia it is commonly referred to as a wrong un (and in India as… …   Wikipedia

  • googly — UK [ˈɡuːɡlɪ] / US [ˈɡuɡlɪ] noun [countable] Word forms googly : singular googly plural googlies a ball in cricket that is difficult to hit because it has been made to go in a different direction from the one that the batsman is expecting • bowl… …   English dictionary

  • googly — goo|gly [ˈgu:gli] n plural googlies 1.) a ball in the game of ↑cricket that is thrown to an opponent so that it looks as if it will go in one direction but goes in the other 2.) bowl sb a googly BrE informal to ask someone a question that is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • googly — when you fell grossed out and discusting He makes me googly …   Dictionary of american slang

  • googly — when you fell grossed out and discusting He makes me googly …   Dictionary of american slang

  • googly — [[t]gu͟ːgli[/t]] googlies N COUNT When a cricketer bowls a googly, he or she spins the ball and makes it bounce in a different direction from the direction that the batsman is expecting …   English dictionary

  • googly — noun (C) 1 a ball bowled (bowl2 (2)) in cricket (2) in such a way that it looks as if it will go in one direction but goes in the other 2 bowl sb a googly BrE to ask someone a question that is intended to trick them …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • googly — /ˈgugli / (say goohglee) noun (in cricket) a delivery bowled by a wrist spinner which looks as if it will break one way but in fact goes the other (the googly from the right handed bowler will act as an off break to the right handed batter);… …   Australian English dictionary

  • googly — /gooh glee/, n., pl. googlies. Cricket. a bowled ball that swerves in one direction and breaks in the other. [1900 05; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

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