loos·​ey-goos·​ey ˌlü-sē-ˈgü-sē How to pronounce loosey-goosey (audio)
: notably loose or relaxed : not tense
a loosey-goosey attitude

Examples of loosey-goosey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kids hid out in the library and the bathrooms instead of going to class, especially in the loosey-goosey months after spring break, when summer beckons. oregonlive, 2 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loosey-goosey was in 1964

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“Loosey-goosey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loosey-goosey. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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