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goose bumps pl.n.
Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or fear. Also called cutis anserina, goose flesh, goose pimples.
A roughness of the skin or the production of small pimples on the skin as the result of fear, cold, or excitement; gooseflesh ( first form 1930s+, second 1914+)