Goat meaning

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(informal) A person forced to take the blame or punishment for others; scapegoat.
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Any of various wild ruminant mammals of the genus Capra and related genera, including the ibexes and the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Eurasia.
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A domesticated ruminant mammal (Capra hircus) having backward curving horns and a beard in the male, raised for its wool, milk, and meat.
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The definition of a goat is a hollow horned, bearded wild or domesticated animal with hooves, or a person who takes the blame for others.

An example of a goat is the animal producing milk from which chèvre cheese is made.

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A mammal, Capra aegagrus hircus, and similar species of the genus Capra.
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(slang) A lecherous man.
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(informal) A scapegoat.
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To allow goats to feed on.
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To scapegoat.
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(UK, politics, informal) A member of the "government of all the talents" proposed by British prime minister Gordon Brown.
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A lecherous man.
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A person who is blamed for a failure or misfortune, especially a scapegoat.
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A lecherous man.
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A domesticated ruminant mammal (Capra hircus) having backward curving horns and a beard especially in the male, raised for its wool, milk, and meat.
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Any of various wild ruminant mammals of the genus Capra and related genera, including the ibexes and the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Eurasia.
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get someone's goat
  • to annoy, anger, or irritate someone
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the Goat
  • Capricornus, the constellation, or Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
goat
Plural:
goats

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of goat

  • Middle English got from Old English gāt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gote, goot, got, gat, from Old English gāt, from Proto-Germanic *gaits, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰaidos, *gʰaidos.

    From Wiktionary