gander

See also: Gander

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡæn.də(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ændə(ɹ)

NounEdit

gander (plural ganders)

  1. A male goose.
    • 1916, Blanche Fisher Wright, The Original Mother Goose
      Old Mother Goose / When she wanted to wander / Would ride through the air / On a very fine gander.
  2. A fool, simpleton
  3. (slang, used only with “have” and “take”) A glance, look.
    Have a gander at what he’s written.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

VerbEdit

gander (third-person singular simple present ganders, present participle gandering, simple past and past participle gandered)

  1. (dialect, intransitive) ramble, wander

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Most likely from English gander or Low German gander, ganner. Both are possibly formed from gans (goose) in an analogous way as kater (male cat) from kat ((female) cat) and doffer (male dove) from duif ((female) dove).

NounEdit

gander m (plural ganders, diminutive gandertje n)

  1. gander, male goose

SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 15:52