Complete Definition of "googly"

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Noun
googly (plural: googlies)

  1. Cricket A ball, bowled by a leg break bowler, that spins from off to leg (to a right-handed batsman), unlike a normal leg-break delivery.

#: 1904: Bosanquet can bowl as badly as anyone in the world; but when he gets a length, those slow googlies, as the Australian players call them, are apt to paralyse the greatest players. — w:Plum Warner|P. F. Warner, How We Recovered the Ashes (referring to w:Bernard Bosanquet (cricketer)|Bernard Bosanquet). Quoted in Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 4, page 248.
Synonyms
bosie or bosey
wrong 'un

Derived terms
bowl a googly

See also
chinaman
cutter
full toss
inswing
leg break
off-break
outswing
screwball grip
seamer
yorker

Adjective
googly (compar googlier, superl googliest)

  1. Of the eyes, bulge|bulging.

See also
googly-eyed
googly eyes
google
googol

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