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Domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus)

English

Etymology

From Old English gāt.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
goat

Plural
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  1. Any of various ruminant mammals, of the genus Capra, related to the sheep. A group of goats is referred to as a tribe or a herd.
  2. (slang) A lecherous man.
  3. (informal) A scapegoat
    • 2008, "Tigers already miss Jones", in Royal Oak Daily Tribune, MI, 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.

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Verb

Infinitive
to goat

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to goat (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  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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West Frisian

Noun

goat c.

  1. shoot (of a plant)

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