wild goose

noun

Definition of wild goose

plural wild geese
1 :an undomesticated goose: such as
a England :greylag
b : canada goose
2 :an Irish Jacobite who left Ireland after the abdication of James II and served in the French army; broadly :an expatriate Irishman

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Origin and Etymology of wild goose

Middle English wilde gos, from Old English wilde gōs, from wilde wild + gōs goose


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