Collective Noun for Geese

What Is a Group of Geese Called?

A group of geese is called a gaggle.
Collective NounUsage
gagglea gaggle of geese
collective noun for geese

gaggle of geese

Other Words for a Group of Geese

While gaggle is the most common collective noun for geese, a group of geese is also called a flock, skein (in flight), or wedge (in v formation in flight).

What Type of Word is "Gaggle"?

The word "gaggle" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Gaggle Is" or "Gaggle Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "gaggle" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The gaggle is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The gaggle are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.