a rough condition of the skin, resembling that of a plucked goose, induced by cold or fear; horripilation.
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- goose barnacle,
- goose bay,
- goose creek,
- goose egg,
- goose flesh,
- goose grass,
- goose grease
Origin of goose bumps
First recorded in 1930–35
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Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or fear.cutis anserina goose flesh goose pimples
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