Definitions

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  • adj. Like a goat, goatlike or redolent of goats.

Etymologies

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From goat +‎ -y.

Examples

  • It actually smells muskier if there is a male goat in the herd with the females than if he is kept separate from them, because his own "goaty" odor is so strong.

    Got Milk?

  • Tastewise, it's a little more "goaty", slightly sharper in taste, though still extremely creamy in the mouth with an appealing tang.

    Udder Delights

  • Although to be fair the curry was a little, shall we say, "goaty" for my liking.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Dans la Language Column du New York Times datée du 27 juin 2010, le linguiste Ben Zimmer examine cette question et conclut comme suit : “La plupart des gens qui verraient le mot ghoti le prononceraient simplement goaty… On ne peut pas tout se permettre en anglais”.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • We now know exactly how much time we have left, and react accordingly … — goaty

    Taiwan’s Solution to Traffic Accidents - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The other was, of course, Dim, who had used to be my droog and also the enemy of stinking fatty goaty Billyboy, but was now a millicent with uniform and shlem and whip to keep order.

    Where's the show?

  • As expected, sweet potato and goat cheese gratin ($7.50) was sweet, tangy, and just goaty enough, with its black oil and basil.

    Ed Levine: A Sandwich Shop Ups Its Game

  • A specialist cheese shop suggested using the more available goat's cheese, but that felt like it would change the character of it as sheep's milk is a bit sweeter and let's face it, not goaty.

    At My Table

  • And all the little goatses were cavorting and doing goaty things and saying "Mmaaa-aa-aa-a."

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • As for the goaty flavor that puts many people off aged goat cheeses, it's barely detectable in fresh chèvre.

    Merlot for Snobs

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