Origin of goose pimples
Examples from the Web for goose pimples
Historical Examples of goose pimples
An' he jes cogitate', "Dey ain't no ghosts," an' wish' he goose-pimples don't rise up dat way.The Best Ghost Stories
An' he jes cogitate', “Dey ain't no ghosts,” an' wish' he goose-pimples don't rise up dat way.Humorous Ghost Stories
I dimly knew about that period, but Barbara explained it in a way that made me get goose-pimples.Little Brother
An' he jes cogitate, "Dey ain't no ghosts," an' wish he goose-pimples don't rise up dat way.
Also, goose bumps or flesh. Temporary rough skin caused by small raised bumps. For example, Horror movies always give me goose pimples, or She tends to get goose bumps whenever she goes to the dentist. This expression likens the skin of a plucked goose to the condition of human skin when a person is cold or afraid. [Early 1800s]