gooseflesh

or goose flesh

[ goos-flesh ]
/ ˈgusˌflɛʃ /

noun

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Origin of gooseflesh

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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British Dictionary definitions for gooseflesh

goose flesh

noun

the bumpy condition of the skin induced by cold, fear, etc, caused by contraction of the muscles at the base of the hair follicles with consequent erection of papillae: so called because of the resemblance to the skin of a freshly-plucked fowlAlso called: goose bumps, goose pimples, goose skin
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