goat

[ goht ]
/ goʊt /

noun

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.

Idioms

    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 forms

goat·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for get one's goat (1 of 2)

goat

/ (ɡəʊt) /

noun

Derived Forms

goatlike, 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)

Goat

/ (ɡəʊt) /

noun

the Goat the constellation Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac
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Idioms and Phrases with get one's goat

goat


see get someone's goat; separate the sheep from the goats.

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