from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or fear. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of goose bump.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as gooseflesh.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • My grandmother would come to the side of my bed wearing her favorite turquoise handmade puebla dress embroidered with pink lotus flowers and try to rub away the chilled goose bumps on my arms.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • "Is it true," he said in a sepulchral voice that set the teeth on edge and made goose bumps chase themselves up my back, "that you will give this fine chess set to anyone who beats you?"

    Father Swarat

  • I would see this place again, would return here one dayI knew itand goose bumps raised the hair on the back of my neck.

    Make Your Life Prime Time


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