Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place for keeping geese.
  • n. The characteristics or actions of a goose; silliness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place for keeping geese.
  • n. The characteristics or actions of a goose; silliness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place for the keeping of geese.
  • n. Silliness or stupidity like that attributed to the goose.

Etymologies

goose +‎ -ery (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the other hand, the hereditary dogmatism of their Southern kinsmen, is manifested in the summary disposition these make of all vagabond Yankees -- tinkers and peddlers -- found strolling about without any "local habitation," whenever they suspect them of being abolition emmissaries: for they incontinently ride the poor fellows on rails, and ornament their backs with a coat of tar and feathers, and sometimes administer to them hydropathically, giving them a succession of gentle douses in the nearest mill-pond, or oftener perhaps, in the pond attached to the nearest farmer's goosery.

    Social relations in our Southern States,

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  • No ducks allowed, thanks.

    December 3, 2010