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.

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Idioms for goat

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM goat

goatlike, adjective

Definition for goat (2 of 2)

GOAT

or G.O.A.T.

[ goht ]
/ goʊt /

noun Informal.

greatest of all time: (used to refer to or describe a person or thing that is considered to be the best ever in a particular field, category, etc., especially in sports): If he hadn’t been injured, he would have been the GOAT, but he’s still a top 5 player. That film is indisputably GOAT—I watch it at least once a year.

Origin of GOAT

First recorded in 1965–70; originally the name of a company founded by Mohammad Ali, who applied the term greatest of all time to himself
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British Dictionary definitions for goat (1 of 3)

goat
/ (ɡəʊt) /

noun

Derived forms of goat

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 goat (2 of 3)

go at

verb (intr, preposition)

to make an energetic attempt at (something)
to attack vehemently

British Dictionary definitions for goat (3 of 3)

Goat
/ (ɡəʊt) /

noun

the Goat the constellation Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac
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Idioms and Phrases with goat (1 of 2)

goat

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

Idioms and Phrases with goat (2 of 2)

go at

Attack, especially with energy; also, proceed vigorously. For example, The dog went at the postman's legs, or Tom went at the woodpile, chopping away. This idiom is sometimes put as go at it, as in When the audience had settled down, the lecturer went at it with renewed vigor. [First half of 1800s]

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