googly (plural: googlies)
- 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.
bosie or bosey
bowl a googly
googly (compar googlier, superl googliest)
- Of the eyes, bulge|bulging.