Winchester goose


Definition of Winchester goose

  1. 1 obsolete :  a venereal disease causing a swelling in the groin

  2. 2 obsolete :  a person infected with a venereal disease; specifically :  prostitute

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Origin and Etymology of winchester goose

from Winchester, England; from the fact that in the 16th century the brothels of Southwark were under the jurisdiction of the bishop of Winchester

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to cast off or become cast off

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