Gongoozle meaning

To leisurely watch the passage of boats, from the bank of a canal, lock or bridge.
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To observe things idly.
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Origin of gongoozle

  • Possibly arose from Lincolnshire dialect, in which gawn and gooze both mean stare or gape. Popularised by L. T. C. Rolt in Narrow Boat (1944), a book on canal life.
    From Wiktionary