Definition of goat-getting in US English:

goat-getting

adjective

informal
  • That angers, annoys, or irritates a person, especially deliberately; characterized by provocation.

noun

informal
  • The action or an act of provoking anger, annoyance, or irritation in a person, especially deliberately.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Indianapolis (Indiana) Sun. After to get a person's goat; compare goat-getter.