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goosy

[goo-see] /ˈgu si/
adjective, goosier, goosiest.
1.
like a goose; foolish or giddy.
2.
Informal.
  1. ticklish; reacting very quickly to touch.
  2. nervous; jumpy; uneasy.
Also, goosey.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; goose + -y1
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  • As it turned out, the chase was a wild and goosy one.
British Dictionary definitions for goosy

goosy

/ˈɡuːsɪ/
adjective goosier, goosiest
1.
of or like a goose
2.
having goose flesh
3.
silly and foolish
Derived Forms
goosiness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for goosy

goosy

adjective

Touchy; jumpy; sensitive: I feel a little goosy about the whole thing/ Hennessey was goosey anyway, and he jumped (1906+)

Related Terms

loose as a goose


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