loosey-goosey

adjective
loos·​ey-goos·​ey | \ ˌlü-sē-ˈgü-sē How to pronounce loosey-goosey (audio) \

Definition of loosey-goosey

: notably loose or relaxed : not tense a loosey-goosey attitude

First Known Use of loosey-goosey

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 25 Jun. 2022.

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