gander

noun (1)
gan·​der | \ ˈgan-dər How to pronounce gander (audio) \

Definition of gander

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an adult male goose
2 : simpleton

gander

noun (2)

Definition of gander (Entry 2 of 2)

: look, glance take a gander

First Known Use of gander

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gander

Noun (1)

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 goose entry 1

Noun (2)

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

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The first known use of gander was before the 12th century

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gander

noun
gan·​der | \ ˈgan-dər How to pronounce gander (audio) \

Kids Definition of gander

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a male goose

gander

noun

Kids Definition of gander (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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