from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or resembling a goose.
  • adjective Foolish or scatterbrained.
  • adjective Nervously excitable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Gooselike, especially in stupidity; foolish; silly.
  • In a condition resembling that of the flesh of a plucked goose; hence, ‘creepy’: as, a goosy sensation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Characteristic of a goose; anserine
  • adjective foolish

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or revealing stupidity


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  • A young sow. also gussie. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 19, 2011