- a young goose.
- a foolish, inexperienced person.
Origin of gosling
Examples from the Web for gosling
The gosling's best chance at surviving the jump is to bounce off the cliff on its soft belly.Barnacle Gosling’s Death-Defying Cliff Dive
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
October 28, 2014
Whenever the script seems ready to surrender to maudlin excess, Gosling and McAdams are there to pull it back.A Love Letter to ‘The Notebook,’ a Melodrama That Commits to Its Sentimentality
June 26, 2014
At times, Gosling appears to have weightier concerns in mind.Ryan Gosling’s Bizarre Directorial Debut, ‘Lost River,’ Features Sadism, Warlords, and Rat Murder
May 21, 2014
Gosling is just as adept at wearing what Jannuzzi says is the next trend for summer: the tank top.Jude Law and the Great Male ‘He-Vage’ Crisis
May 20, 2014
The heartbroken masses got two last films from Gosling in 2013, both exceptional: Place Beyond the Pines and Only God Forgives.The Biggest Surprises and Disappointments in 2013
December 24, 2013
Mr. Gosling mentioned a balloon that had escaped from Paris in July.The Book of the Damned
Nor a gosling,” murmured Pepé; “and a gosling only betrays himself by trying to sing.Wood Rangers
He knocked at the door and the gosling said: "Who is knocking at the door?"
The wolf, well satisfied, saluted the gosling and went away.
And indeed he did blow down the house and ate up the gosling.
- a young goose
- an inexperienced or youthful person
Word Origin and History for gosling
mid-14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from Old Norse gæslingr, from gos "goose" (see goose (n.)) + diminutive suffix. replaced Old English gesling. The modern word may be a Middle English formation from Middle English gos "goose."