- The definition of a goose is a water bird with a long neck and webbed feet.
A female waterfowl with a long neck is an example of a goose.
- To goose someone is defined as to pinch the person in the buttocks.
When you pinch a girl's buttocks, this is an example of to goose.
A Canadian goose.
goose definition by Webster's New World
- any of various long-necked, web-footed, wild or domestic waterfowl that are like ducks but larger; esp., a female as distinguished from a gander
- the flesh of a goose, used for food
- a silly person
- a tailor's pressing iron with a long handle curved somewhat like the neck of a goose
- Slang a sudden, playful prod in the backside
Origin: Middle English gose ; from Old English gos, akin to Dutch and amp; German gans, Old Norse gas ; from Indo-European an unverified form ĝhans from source Classical Latin anser; goose probably for the fact that geese sometimes attack children from the rear
goose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. geese geese
- a. Any of various wild or domesticated water birds of the family Anatidae, and especially of the genera Anser and Branta, characteristically having a shorter neck than that of a swan and a shorter, more pointed bill than that of a duck.b. The female of such a bird.c. The flesh of such a bird used as food.
- Informal A silly person.
- pl. goos·es A tailor's pressing iron with a long curved handle.
- Slang A poke, prod, or pinch between or on the buttocks.
- To poke, prod, or pinch (a person) between or on the buttocks.
- To move to action; spur: goosed the governor to sign the tax bill.
- To give a spurt of fuel to (a car, for example); cause to accelerate quickly. “The pilot goosed his craft, powering away” (Nicholas Proffitt).
Origin: Middle English goos, from Old English gōs; see ghans- in Indo-European roots.
goose - Phrases/Idioms
cook someone's goose