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gander

noun gan·der \ ˈgan-dər \

Definition of gander

1 : an adult male goose
2 : simpleton

Origin and Etymology of gander

Middle English gandre, gander, going back to Old English gandra, ganra, going back to Germanic *gan-ra- (whence Middle Low German ganre "male goose," Upper German dialect Gander, Ganter), derivative from the base of Germanic *gan-s- "goose" — more at 1goose

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gander

noun

Definition of gander

: look, glance
  • take a gander

Origin and Etymology of gander

probably derivative of 1gander, from the goose-like appearance of a person stretching to look at something


GANDER Defined for Kids

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gander

noun gan·der \ ˈgan-dər \

Definition of gander for Students

: a male goose

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gander

noun

Definition of gander for Students

: a look or glance Take a gander at that new bicycle.


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