goose


goose
goose [go͞os]
n.
pl. for 1-3, geese; for 4 & 5, gooses [ME gose < OE gos, akin to Du & Ger gans, ON gas < IE * ĝhans > L anser; GOOSE vt. 1 prob. for the fact that geese sometimes attack children from the rear]
1. 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
2. the flesh of a goose, used for food
3. a silly person
4. a tailor's pressing iron with a long handle curved somewhat like the neck of a goose
5. Slang a sudden, playful prod in the backside
vt.
goosed, goosing Slang
1. to prod suddenly and playfully in the backside so as to startle
2. to feed gasoline to (an engine) in irregular spurts
3. to prod, or stir, into action
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cook someone's goose
Informal to spoil someone's chances, hopes, etc.

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