Origin of goat
Examples from the Web for goat
Nervous fans can keep a vigilant eye on it via a webcam hosted on the town website that offers 24-hour goat viewing.
“I´m now writing to you from goat heaven,” he lamented on the blog he maintains.
Since 2009, the goat has had a thriving Twitter presence as well, today enjoying up to nearly 8,000 followers.
Lewis and the men he was with were given a goat and chicken that they were expected to kill and eat while on patrol.
Bake the goat cheese packages for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Rising, the boys walked over to the place and had no great difficulty in scrambling up to where the goat had been lying.Jack the Young Explorer|George Bird Grinnell
The goat should be seen on the Alps, and the cat on the house-top.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
How great was her delight to see a goat, and two cunning little kids, cuddling down on the hay at the bottom of the wagon!Minnie's Pet Horse|Madeline Leslie
It was as we went out of the mews that we first saw the Goat.Oswald Bastable and Others|Edith Nesbit
But that goat I accepted, and went down to the Ghaut in great honor.The Second Jungle Book|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for goat (1 of 2)
Word Origin for goat
British Dictionary definitions for goat (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for goat
Old English gat "she-goat," from Proto-Germanic *gaitaz (cf. Old Saxon get, Old Norse geit, Danish gjed, Middle Dutch gheet, Dutch geit, Old High German geiz, German Geiß, Gothic gaits "goat"), from PIE *ghaidos "young goat," also "play" (cf. Latin hædus "kid").
The word for "male goat" in Old English was bucca (see buck (n.)) until late 1300s shift to he-goat, she-goat (Nanny goat is 18c., billy goat 19c.). Meaning "licentious man" is attested from 1670s. To get (someone's) goat is from 1910, perhaps with notion of "to steal a goat mascot from a racehorse," or from French prendre sa chèvre "take one's source of milk."
Idioms and Phrases with goat
see get someone's goat; separate the sheep from the goats.