billy goat


Definition of billy goat

: a male goat

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The square is also scattered with sculptures, including a two-foot-tall bronze billy goat, to admire on a post-lunch stroll of your own. Grace Dickinson,, "8 places to eat lunch outside in Center City," 3 May 2018 Persa said one project was to design a bridge that could support a billy goat, but was tall enough for a troll to fit under. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Unionville Museum Features Work Of Local Students," 20 Mar. 2018 Maybe the curse of Apollo would get the best of him at the Kentucky Derby, or maybe enough was enough, and the right horse had finally come along to send that curse the way of the billy goat and the Bambino. Melissa Hoppert, New York Times, "Justify Wins Kentucky Derby, Conquering Rain, Mud and a 136-Year Curse," 6 May 2018 There’s no clear line of demarcation featuring a billy goat or interfering fan. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Dodger blues: How storied franchise went 29 years without a World Series trip," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of billy goat

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for billy goat

from the name Billy

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English Language Learners Definition of billy goat

: a male goat

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: a male goat

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