[ goos-buhmps ]
/ ˈgusˌbʌmps /
a rough condition of the skin, resembling that of a plucked goose, induced by cold or fear; horripilation.
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Origin of goose bumps
First recorded in 1930–35
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Medical definitions for goose bumps
[ gōōs ]
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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