[ goht ]
/ goʊt /
any of numerous agile, hollow-horned ruminants of the genus Capra, of the family Bovidae, closely related to the sheep, found native in rocky and mountainous regions of the Old World, and widely distributed in domesticated varieties.
any of various related animals, as the Rocky Mountain goat.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy, Astrology. the constellation or sign Capricorn.
a scapegoat or victim.
a licentious or lecherous man; lecher.
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get one's goat, Informal. to anger, annoy, or frustrate a person: His arrogance gets my goat.
Origin of goat
before 900; Middle English got, Old English gāt; cognate with German Geiss
Related formsgoat·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for get one's goat (1 of 2)
/ (ɡəʊt) /
any sure-footed agile bovid mammal of the genus Capra, naturally inhabiting rough stony ground in Europe, Asia, and N Africa, typically having a brown-grey colouring and a beard. Domesticated varieties (C. hircus) are reared for milk, meat, and woolRelated adjectives: caprine, hircine
short for Rocky Mountain goat
informal a lecherous man
a bad or inferior member of any group (esp in the phrase separate the sheep from the goats)
short for scapegoat
act the goat, act the giddy goat, play the goat or play the giddy goat to fool around
get someone's goat slang to cause annoyance to someone
Derived Formsgoatlike, adjective
Word Origin for goat
Old English gāt; related to Old Norse geit, Old High German geiz, Latin haedus kid
British Dictionary definitions for get one's goat (2 of 2)
/ (ɡəʊt) /
the Goat the constellation Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac
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Idioms and Phrases with get one's goat
see get someone's goat; separate the sheep from the goats.
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