goosey
adjective (goosier; -est) Date: 1811 1. resembling a goose 2. a. affected with goose bumps ; scared b. very nervous c. reacting strongly when goosed or startled

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  • goosey — or goosy [go͞os′ē] adj. goosier, goosiest 1. a) like or characteristic of a goose b) foolish; stupid 2. Slang a) easily upset by a sudden, playful prod in the backside …   English World dictionary

  • Goosey — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and has two possible interpretations. Firstly, it may be of English locational origin from a place thus called in Berkshire, recorded as Gosele in the Saxon Chartularies (815), and as Gosei in… …   Surnames reference

  • goosey — Noun. A look. Abbreviated form of the title of the nursery rhyme Goosey Goosey Gander, making use of the word gander , being slang for a look. See gander . E.g. Let s have a goosey at the timetable and work out which is the best train to get to… …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • goosey — goos·ey || guːsɪ adj. goose like, resembling a goose; foolish; (Informal) behaving in a stupid and silly manner; (Informal) ticklish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goosey — (also goosy) adjective informal 1》 exhibiting gooseflesh. 2》 sensitive to being tickled …   English new terms dictionary

  • goosey — goos·ey …   English syllables

  • goosey — adjective having or revealing stupidity ridiculous anserine behavior a dopey answer a dopey kid some fool idea about rewriting authors books • Syn: ↑anserine, ↑dopy, ↑dopey, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goosey Goosey Gander — is an English Nursery Rhyme. The lyrics to the song are:Goosey Goosey Gander, Whither shall I wander? Upstairs and downstairs And in my Lady s chamber. There I met an old man Who wouldn t say his prayers, So I took him by his left leg And threw… …   Wikipedia

  • Goosey Goosey Gander —    A well known *nursery rhymes, still in circulation although perhaps losing favour because some of its imagery is not considered quite right for today s children. Historically speaking, this rhyme seems to have less textual cohesion than most… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

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