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goose pimples

plural noun
Origin of goose pimples
First recorded in 1885-90
Related forms
goose-pimply, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for goose pimples
Historical Examples
  • I could feel the flesh rising in goose pimples at every movement.

    The Cold Snap Edward Bellamy
  • Why, the goose pimples that rose on me didn't subside till most night.

  • He put it away, feeling the goose pimples, generated by the poem, leave his flesh.

    What Rough Beast? Jefferson Highe
  • Wall, it wuz all dretful interestin' to me, though Skairfulness wuz present with us, and goose pimples wuz abroad.

  • Nagkiligkilig kung nagtan-aw sa sud-an nga tambuk, I got goose pimples seeing the fatty food.

  • goose pimples formed on Hagen's neck and walked gently down his spine.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
Idioms and Phrases with goose pimples

goose pimples

Also,goose bumps or flesh. Temporary rough skin caused by small raised bumps. For example, Horror movies always give me goose pimples, or She tends to get goose bumps whenever she goes to the dentist. This expression likens the skin of a plucked goose to the condition of human skin when a person is cold or afraid. [ Early 1800s ]
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