verb (used without object), goose-stepped, goose-step·ping.
- goose grass,
- goose grease,
- goose pimples,
- goose skin,
- goose step,
- gooseberry bush,
- gooseberry stone,
Origin of goose-step
Origin of goose step
Examples from the Web for goose-step
When all the dances had ended, the dancers marched out with the goose-step.The Chinese Fairy Book|Various
The soldiers marched towards us, victorious and triumphant, at the goose-step.
My pace was slow and cautious; not quite so slow as the goose-step, but something near it.
The Sergeant was silenced, and Chippo and his rooster proceeded on their way, giving a finished exhibition of the goose-step.
Being a frightful and dangerous criminal, he imitated their goose-step and was arrested.A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium|Hugh Gibson
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.