A female waterfowl with a long neck is an example of a goose.
Goosed the governor to sign the tax bill.
When you pinch a girl's buttocks, this is an example of to goose.
- to spoil someone's chances, hopes, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 gé, Latin ānser, Latvian zùoss, Russian гусь (gus'), Albanian gatë, Ancient Greek χήν (chén), Avestan (zā), Sanskrit हंस (haṃsa)).