goose bumps
noun plural Date: 1933 a roughness of the skin produced by erection of its papillae especially from cold, fear, or a sudden feeling of excitement

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  • goose bumps — or[goose pimples] {n. plural}, {informal} Small bumps that come on a person s skin when he gets cold or afraid. * /Nancy gets goose bumps when she sees a snake./ * /Ann, put on your sweater; you re so cold you have goose pimples on your arms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • goose bumps — or[goose pimples] {n. plural}, {informal} Small bumps that come on a person s skin when he gets cold or afraid. * /Nancy gets goose bumps when she sees a snake./ * /Ann, put on your sweater; you re so cold you have goose pimples on your arms./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • goose\ bumps — • goose bumps • goose pimples n. plural informal Small bumps that come on a person s skin when he gets cold or afraid. Nancy gets goose bumps when she sees a snake. Ann, put on your sweater; you re so cold you have goose pimples on your arms …   Словарь американских идиом

  • goose bumps — n. Same as {gooseflesh}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goose bumps — goose ,bumps noun plural AMERICAN if you get goose bumps, very small lumps appear on your skin and your hairs stand up straight, because you are cold, frightened, or excited …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • goose bumps — goose′ bumps n. pl. a bristling of the hair on the skin, as from cold or fear; horripilation Also called goose flesh, goose pimples. • Etymology: 1930–35; amer …   From formal English to slang

  • goose bumps — güs .bəmps n pl a roughness of the skin produced by erection of its papillae esp. from cold, fear, or a sudden feeling of excitement called also goose pimples …   Medical dictionary

  • goose|bumps — «GOOS BUHMPS», noun (plural). Informal. goose flesh: »I m goosebumps all over... (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

  • goose bumps — ☆ goose bumps n. a roughened condition of the skin in which the papillae are erected, caused by cold, fear, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • goose bumps — ☆ goose bumps n. a roughened condition of the skin in which the papillae are erected, caused by cold, fear, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Goose bumps — For other uses, see Goose bumps (disambiguation). Goose bumps on a person s body Goose bumps, also called goose flesh, goose pimples, chill bumps, chicken skin, funky spots, Dasler Bumps, chicken bumps or the medical term cutis anserina, are the… …   Wikipedia

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