goat NOUN 1) a hardy domesticated mammal that has backward-curving horns and (in the male) a beard. 2) a wild mammal related to this, such as the ibex. 3) informal a lecherous man. 4) Brit. informal a stupid person.
get someone's goat — Cf. ↑get someone's goat
DERIVATIVES goatish adjective goaty adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Goatish — Goat ish, a. Characteristic of a goat; goatlike. [1913 Webster] Give your chaste body up to the embraces Of goatish lust. Massinger. {Goat ish*ly}, adv. {Goat ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goatish — index lascivious, lecherous, salacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • goatish — 1520s, from GOAT (Cf. goat) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Goatishly; goatishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • goatish — [gōt′ish΄] adj. 1. like or characteristic of a goat 2. lustful; lecherous goatishly adv. goatishness n …   English World dictionary

  • goatish — adjective see goat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • goatish — goatishly, adv. goatishness, n. /goh tish/, adj. 1. of or like a goat. 2. lustful; lecherous. [1520 30; GOAT + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • goatish — adjective Goaty, goatlike …   Wiktionary

  • goatish — Synonyms and related words: animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, asinine, bawdy, bovid, bovine, caprid, caprine, carnal, clitoromaniacal, concupiscent, cowish, cowlike, deerlike, dirty, ejaculatory, equestrian, equine, erotic, eroticomaniacal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • goatish — goat·ish || gəʊtɪʃ adj. goatlike, resembling a goat; lustful; lewd …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goatish — a. 1. Goatlike, like a goat. 2. Lecherous, lustful, lascivious, salacious, lubric, lubricous …   New dictionary of synonyms

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