See also: GOAT

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Domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus)

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From Middle English gote, goot, got, gat, from Old English gāt, from Proto-Germanic *gaits, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰaidos, *gʰaidos.

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goat (plural goats)

  1. A mammal, Capra aegagrus hircus, and similar species of the genus Capra.
  2. (slang) A lecherous man.
    • etymology: from the slang term "horny as a goat"
  3. (informal) A scapegoat.
    • 2008, "Tigers already miss Jones", in Royal Oak Daily Tribune (Michigan), Aug 6, 2008
      Fernando Rodney, the goat in Sunday's 10th inning loss to Tampa Bay, threw three nearly perfect innings in relief on Tuesday after being demoted from the closer role.
    • 1997, "1997 World Series", Game 7, bottom 11th inning, TV broadcast on NBC Sports, early morning October 27, 1997; words by Bob Costas
      Tony Fernández, who has worn hero's laurels throughout the postseason including earlier in this seventh game of the World Series, now cruel as it may seem, perhaps being fitted for goat horns.

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goat (third-person singular simple present goats, present participle goating, simple past and past participle goated)

  1. (transitive) To allow goats to feed on.
    • 1918, Agricultural Experiment Station, Director's Biennial Report - Page 51
      Rape and clover has yielded 283 sheep days of pasture, practically dry weather [] For the coming year it is planned to goat this area continuously
  2. (transitive) To scapegoat.
    • 2001, "A worthy Rusch to judgment", in USA Today, July 15, 2001
      John Rocker, meanwhile, was spared from getting goated because he didn't blow a save

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goat c

  1. shoot (of a plant)
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