[moos] /mus/

noun, plural moose.
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.
(initial capital letter) a member of a fraternal and benevolent organization (Loyal Order of Moose)
noun (pl) moose
a large North American deer, Alces alces, having large flattened palmate antlers: also occurs in Europe and Asia where it is called an elk

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.


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]


A prostitute

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


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