Frightened; panicky: goes goose-bumpy at the thought of hooking a 50-pound sailfish (1930s+)
noun 1. a town in SE South Carolina.
[goos] /gus/ noun, plural geese for 1, 2, 4, 8; gooses for 5–7. 1. any of numerous wild or domesticated, web-footed swimming birds of the family Anatidae, especially of the genera Anser and Branta, most of which are larger and have a longer neck and legs than the ducks. 2. the female of this bird, […]
noun, Informal. 1. the numeral zero, often used to indicate the failure of a team to score in a game or unit of a game: a pitchers’ duel, with nothing but goose eggs on the scoreboard. 2. a lump raised by a blow, especially on the head. noun phrase Zero; nothing; a score of zero; […]
[goos-fish] /ˈgusˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) goosefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) goosefishes. 1. (def 3). /ˈɡuːsˌfɪʃ/ noun (pl) -fish, -fishes 1. (US) another name for monkfish (sense 1)