goose-step

verb \ ˈgüs-ˌstep \

Definition of goose-step

intransitive verb
1 :to march in a goose step
2 :to practice an unthinking conformity

First Known Use of goose-step

1879


goose step

noun

Definition of goose step

:a straight-legged stiff-kneed step used by troops of some armies when passing in review

First Known Use of goose step

1806


GOOSE-STEP Defined for English Language Learners

goose step

noun

Definition of goose step for English Language Learners

  • : a way of marching by kicking your legs forward very high and not bending your knees



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