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nanny goat

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noun
  1. a female goat.
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Origin of nanny goat

1780–90 nanny
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Examples from the Web for nanny goat

Historical Examples

  • One of these rays dazzled the eyes, and another kissed the lips of a Nanny-goat.

    The Lonely Island

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • "Gladly will I, sister," said honest Nanny-goat, thinking no evil of her friend.

    The Talking Thrush

    William Crooke

  • Sure I knowed the ould Yahoo hadn't the price of a nanny-goat.

    The Turn of the Road

    Rutherford Mayne

  • And hang not knowing, anyway, just what nanny-goat's milk would do for a typhoid patient!

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  • But the Tigress was jealous of her friend the Nanny-goat, because Nanny had four young ones, while she had only two.

    The Talking Thrush

    William Crooke


British Dictionary definitions for nanny goat

nanny goat

noun
  1. a female goatCompare billy goat
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