[goz-ling] /ˈgɒz lɪŋ/
a young .
a foolish, inexperienced person.
a young goose
an inexperienced or youthful person
mid-14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from Old Norse gæslingr, from gos “goose” (see goose (n.)) + diminutive suffix. replaced Old English gesling. The modern word may be a Middle English formation from Middle English gos “goose.”
/ˈɡɒslɑː/ noun 1. a city in N central Germany, in Lower Saxony: imperial palace and other medieval buildings, silver mines. Pop: 43 727 (2003 est)
[goh-sloh] /ˈgoʊˌsloʊ/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. a work slowdown, as in sympathy with strikers or as a protest. noun 1. (Brit) US and Canadian equivalent slowdown verb 2. (intransitive) to work deliberately slowly as a tactic in industrial conflict
- Go slumming
Related Terms slum verb phrase To fight with powerful blows; try to smash one another; go toe to toe: The principals were slugging it out in the alley (1943+)
/goz’maks/ Gosling Emacs. The first Emacs implementation in C, predating but now largely eclipsed by GNU Emacs. Originally freeware; a commercial version is now modestly popular as UniPress Emacs. The author (James Gosling) went on to invent NeWS. [Jargon File]