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gander

[ gan-der ]
/ ˈgæn dər /
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noun
the male of the goose.Compare goose (def. 2).
Slang. a look: Take a gander at his new shoes.
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Origin of gander

before 1000; 1910–15 for def. 2; Middle English; Old English gan(d)ra; cognate with Middle Low German ganre,Dutch gander; akin to goose, German Gans

Other definitions for gander (2 of 2)

Gander
[ gan-der ]
/ ˈgæn dər /

noun
a town in E Newfoundland, in Canada: airport on the great circle route between New York and northern Europe.
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British Dictionary definitions for gander

gander
/ (ˈɡændə) /

noun
a male goose
informal a quick look (esp in the phrase take (or have) a gander)
informal a simpleton

Word Origin for gander

Old English gandra, ganra; related to Low German and Dutch gander and to gannet
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Other Idioms and Phrases with gander

gander

see take a gander at.

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