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Noun: goose (geese)  goos
  1. Web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
     
  2. Flesh of a goose (domestic or wild)
     
  3. [informal] Someone who is a stupid incompetent fool
    - fathead [informal], goof [informal], goofball [N. Amer, informal], bozo [N. Amer, informal], jackass, cuckoo, zany
Verb: goose  goos
Usage: informal
  1. Pinch in the buttocks
    "he goosed the unsuspecting girl"
     
  2. Prod into action
     
  3. [N. Amer, informal] Give a spurt of fuel to
    "goose the car"
     
  4. [N. Amer, informal] Boost, increase
    "comes with a free ticket to goose early attendance"

Derived forms: gooses, goosed, geese, goosing

Type of: anseriform bird, boofhead [Austral, informal], charlie [Brit, informal], diddy [Brit, informal], dill [Austral, NZ, informal], drongo [Austral, NZ, informal], egg, egg on, fool, galah [Austral, informal], incite, juggins [Brit, informal], jughead [N. Amer, informal], mampara [S.Africa, informal], meathead [informal], moegoe [S.Africa, informal], muggins [Brit, informal], nip, nit [Brit, informal], pinch, poultry, prod, pump, sap [N. Amer, informal], squeeze, tomfool, tweet, twinge, twitch

Part of: Anatidae, family Anatidae, gaggle

Encyclopedia: Goose, Pink-footed