One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having or showing a quality considered to be characteristic of a goose, especially foolishness or nervousness.
- ‘‘Terms like democracy make me really goosey… they feel like clouds of methane gas to me, it means nothing,’ says Dery.’
- ‘When he start to sing; then I'd get a little nervous and goosy like.’
- ‘In fact, I wanted to make Fernandito a little bit more goosey, but the executives in the network were saying, ‘No, no, no, no.’’
- ‘So a lot of our ‘friends’ in the region are very, very goosey about what that means for them.’
2informal Exhibiting gooseflesh.‘I've gone all goosey’
- ‘Another campaigner, Dave Dee, said: ‘I have gone goosey all over.’’
- ‘I was so excited to listen to your reflections that I actually got goosey and a bit teary all at once.’
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