goose-step

verb
\ ˈgüs-ˌstep How to pronounce goose-step (audio) \
goose-stepped; goose-stepping; goose-steps

Definition of goose-step

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

goose step

noun

Definition of goose step (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms: Verb

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First Known Use of goose-step

Verb

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goose-step was in 1806

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“Goose-step.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goose-step. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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goose step

noun

English Language Learners Definition of goose step

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

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