gosling

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noun gos·ling \ˈgäz-liŋ, ˈgȯz-, -lən\

Definition of gosling

  1. 1 :  a young goose

  2. 2 :  a foolish or callow person

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Origin and Etymology of gosling

Middle English, from gos goose


First Known Use: 14th century


GOSLING Defined for English Language Learners

gosling

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Definition of gosling for English Language Learners

  • : a young goose


GOSLING Defined for Kids

gosling

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noun gos·ling \ˈgäz-liŋ\

Definition of gosling for Students

  1. :  a young goose


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