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gander

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noun gan·der \ˈgan-dər\

Definition of gander

  1. 1 :  an adult male goose

  2. 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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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gander

noun gan·der

Definition of gander

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1914



GANDER Defined for Kids

1

gander

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noun gan·der \ˈgan-dər\

Definition of gander for Students

  1. :  a male goose


2

gander

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noun gan·der

Definition of gander for Students

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



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