[ goz-ling ]
/ ˈgɒz lɪŋ /


a young goose.
a foolish, inexperienced person.


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Origin of gosling

1375–1425; late Middle English goselyng; see goose, -ling1; cognate with Old Norse gæslingr
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British Dictionary definitions for gosling

/ (ˈɡɒzlɪŋ) /


a young goose
an inexperienced or youthful person

Word Origin for gosling

C15: from Old Norse gæslingr; related to Danish gäsling; see goose 1, -ling 1
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