Origin of loosey-gooseyreduplicated, reduplication based on slang phrase loose as a goose
- When you are casual and relaxed about the way you account for your money, this is an example of a time when you have loosey-goosey financial habits.
- When you make a halfhearted and careless effort, this is an example of an attempt that would be described as loosey-goosey.
The definition of loosey-goosey is relaxed or comfortable, or being careless and imprecise.
Visibly relaxed or loose; not tense.
Origin of loosey-gooseyFrom the phrase loose as a goose
(comparative more loosey-goosey, superlative most loosey-goosey)
- (US) relaxed; laid back
(comparative more loosey goosey, superlative most loosey goosey)
- (US) relaxed; laid back.