gander

[gan-der]

noun

the male of the goose.Compare goose(def 2).
Slang. a look: Take a gander at his new shoes.

Nearby words

  1. gance,
  2. ganch,
  3. ganciclovir,
  4. gand,
  5. ganda,
  6. gandhara,
  7. gandhi,
  8. gandhi cap,
  9. gandhi, indira,
  10. gandhi, mahatma

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

Gander

[gan-der]

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

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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Word Origin and History for gander
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Idioms and Phrases with gander

gander

see take a gander at.

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