Moose



[moos] /mus/

noun, plural moose.
1.
a large, long-headed mammal, Alces alces, of the deer family, having circumpolar distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, the male of which has enormous palmate antlers.
2.
(initial capital letter) a member of a fraternal and benevolent organization (Loyal Order of Moose)
/muːs/
noun (pl) moose
1.
a large North American deer, Alces alces, having large flattened palmate antlers: also occurs in Europe and Asia where it is called an elk
n.

1610s, from an Algonquian language, probably Narragansett moos or Abenaki moz (cf. Penobscot muns, Ojibwa mooz, Unami Delaware /mo:s/), said by early sources to be from moosu “he strips off,” in reference to the animals’ stripping bark for food.

noun

A large, powerful man; hoss: The man fills a doorway. Oh, he’s a big man. They should call him Bob Moose

[1940s+; fr Narraganset moos,fr moosu,”he trims or cuts smooth,” referring to the animal’s feeding on the lower banches of trees]

noun

A prostitute

[Korean War armed forces; fr Japanese musume, ”girl”]

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