Mother Goose


: the legendary author of a collection of nursery rhymes first published in London about 1760

Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mother Goose was in 1785

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“Mother Goose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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