- any undomesticated goose, especially the greylag of Britain or the Canada goose.
Origin of wild goose
before 1050; Middle English; Old English
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Examples from the Web for wild goose
Just think of what'll happen if you come out with that—that wild-goose yarn of yours.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
Joe was up to snuff and sent the boys on what he considered a wild-goose chase.Australia Revenged
Who wants to be enthusiastic on a wild-goose chase like this?The Spoilers of the Valley
On his way back to town from this wild-goose chase, he heard the sound of hoofs.Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
"I apprehend we shall have a wild-goose chase of it," rejoined Bob.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.