verb (used without object), goose-stepped, goose-step·ping.
Origin of goose-step
Origin of goose step
Examples from the Web for goose-step
Historical Examples of goose-step
When all the dances had ended, the dancers marched out with the goose-step.The Chinese Fairy Book
It was fun watching the new recruits learning the goose-step.
I laughed outright at one poor chap who was trying to goose-step.
He's a soldier, he is—not a raw recruit that don't know the goose-step.The Lost Prince
Frances Hodgson Burnett
We'll all have to goose-step as the Crown Prince orders or—be shot.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II
Burton J. Hendrick
verb goose-step -steps, -stepping or -stepped
1806, originally was a military drill to teach balance; "to stand on each leg alternately and swing the other back and forth" (which, presumably, reminded someone of a goose's way of walking); in reference to "marching without bending the knees" (as in Nazi military reviews) it apparently is first recorded 1916. As a verb by 1854.