loosey-goosey

[ loo-see-goo-see ]
/ ˈlu siˈgu si /

adjective Slang.

relaxed; calm; unperturbed: Despite the pressure, he was loosey-goosey throughout the game.

Nearby words

  1. looseness,
  2. loosening of association,
  3. loosening of associations,
  4. loosestrife,
  5. loosestrife family,
  6. loosie,
  7. loosies,
  8. loosing,
  9. loot,
  10. looter

Origin of loosey-goosey

1965–70; rhyming compound (with -y1) based on the idiom loose as a goose

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