Goose meaning

go͝os
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.

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A tailor's pressing iron with a long curved handle.
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(slang) A poke, prod, or pinch between or on the buttocks.
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(informal) A silly person.
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To poke, prod, or pinch (a person) between or on the buttocks.
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To prod suddenly and playfully in the backside so as to startle.
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To move to action; spur.

Goosed the governor to sign the tax bill.

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To give a spurt of fuel to (a car, for example); cause to accelerate quickly.
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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.
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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.

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The flesh of a goose, used for food.
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A silly person.
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A tailor's pressing iron with a long handle curved somewhat like the neck of a goose.
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(informal) A sudden, playful prod in the backside.
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To feed gasoline to (an engine) in irregular spurts.
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To prod, or stir, into action.
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Any of various grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae, bigger than a duck.

There is a flock of geese on the pond.

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The flesh of the goose used as food.
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(slang) A stupid person.
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(archaic) A tailor's iron, heated in live coals or embers, used to press fabrics.
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(South Africa, slang, dated) A young woman or girlfriend.
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(slang) To sharply poke or pinch someone's buttocks. Derived from a goose's inclination to bite at a retreating intruder's hindquarters.
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To stimulate, to spur.
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(slang) To gently accelerate an automobile or machine, or give repeated small taps on the accelerator.
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(British slang) Of private-hire taxi drivers, to pick up a passenger who has not pre-booked a cab. This is unauthorised under UK licensing conditions.
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cook someone's goose
  • to spoil someone's chances, hopes, etc.
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Origin of goose

  • Middle English goos from Old English gōs ghans- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English goos, gos, from Old English gōs, from Proto-Germanic *gans, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰans- (compare West Frisian goes, North Frisian göis (also Fering-Öömrang dialect gus; Sölring dialect guus; Heligoland dialect gus), Low German Goos, Gans, Dutch gans, German Gans, Danish gås, Swedish gås, Norwegian gås, Icelandic gæs, Irish , Latin ānser, Latvian zùoss, Russian гусь (gus'), Albanian gatë, Ancient Greek χήν (chén), Avestan (zā), Sanskrit हंस (haṃsa)).

    From Wiktionary