Definition of goat
1a or plural goat : any of various hollow-horned ruminant mammals (especially of the genus Capra) related to the sheep but of lighter build and with backwardly arching horns, a short tail, and usually straight hair; especially : one (Capra hircus) long domesticated for its milk, wool, and fleshb capitalized : capricorn
2 : a licentious man : lecher
3 : scapegoat 2
goatishplay \ˈgō-tish\ adjective
goatlikeplay \ˈgōt-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of goat in a Sentence
In the last inning, a home run can make you the hero, and a strikeout can make you the goat.
an unhappy childhood was the goat he used to rationalize every failure and shortcoming
Recent Examples of goat from the Web
This salad has everything — sweetness from the fruit, herbaceousness from the greens, creaminess from the goat cheese, and crunchy saltiness from roasted hazelnuts.
El Bolero, which takes its culinary inspiration from across Mexico, has a selection of ceviches, tacos, soups, salads and entrees, including a goat/panela cheese chile relleno, lobster-tail fajitas and cochinita pibil.
That boosted sales of lamb, mutton and goat to an eight-year high in 2016, according to Euromonitor.
And of course, there was also that Paper cover of GOAT Rihanna shopping for 40s at a New York bodega.
The 95-acre Restoration Farm has a small herd of beef cattle, goats, sheep and chickens.
Durham said the goats at Sunny Acres — raised by farmer Sammy McNay — are mostly a calming presence during the classes.
On that trip, one night a plate of fried bees, deer tendon, and goat fetus was delivered.
The researchers also showed that ancestral chromosome 20 is completely conserved in primates, but very much changed in goats and cows because of rearrangements within chromosomes.
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Origin and Etymology of goat
Middle English gote, from Old English gāt; akin to Old High German geiz goat, Old Norse geit, Latin haedus kid
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
GOAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goat for English Language Learners
: a small animal that is related to the sheep
the goat : a person who is blamed for a loss or failure
GOAT Defined for Kids
Definition of goat for Students
: an animal that has hollow horns that curve backward, is related to the sheep, and is often raised for its milk, wool, and meat
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