American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A young goose.
- n. A naive or inexperienced young person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young goose; a goose before it has attained its full plumage.
- n. The catkin of the willow: so called from its yellow color and fluffy texture.
- n. The American pasque-flower, Pulsatilla hirsutissima: so called from its dense, soft hairs.
- n. A young goose.
- n. A callow (immature, inexperienced) / foolish, naive, young person.
- n. dated A catkin on nut trees and pines.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A young or unfledged goose.
- n. A catkin on nut trees and pines.
- n. young goose
- From Late Middle English gosling, goselyng ("gosling"), alteration (due to Middle English goos, gose ("goose")) of earlier gesling ("gosling"), of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse gæsling, géslingr ("gosling"), from gás ("goose") + -lingr ("-ling"). Cognate with Danish gæsling ("gosling"), Swedish gässling ("gosling"). Compare also Low German gossel, gössel ("gosling"), German Gänslein ("gosling"). More at goose, -ling. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, variant (influenced by gos, goose) of gesling, from Old Norse gæslingr, diminutive of gās, goose. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“- gosling is perfect for this, the same way RDJ, bale & norton are for their films.”
“- i always thought james marsden could be hal, but gosling is a great choice.”
“After a gosling is a month or six weeks old you may put it up to feed for a green goose, & it will be perfectly fed in another month following; and to feed them, there is no better meat then skeg oats boil'd, and given plenty thereof thrice a day, morning, noon, and night, with good store of milk, or milk and water mixt together to drink.”
“A related word is "gosling" for a baby goose, and the German word for goose is "gans".”
“gosling" right at harvest time, when hands were so scarce that farmers wrangled and fought, day in and day out, to get one single man to go into the field.”
“Six chickens, two ducks, a cow, and a fuzzy grey gosling named Molly also came with the house.”
“N.B. the following is a gosling of my fathers own hatching”
“ I cannot send you the tune unless I could pack up myself in this paper — but here is another gosling, just hatchd —”
“Sheen resembles a startled gosling that's just crawled out of Charles Bukowski's left nostril or a haunted scarecrow from a Stephen King story.”
“The cast for that Carell project is awesome. okayflint for sure, gosling, carrel, and bacon. it's as interesting as it is awesome”
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