- What does it mean when a girl calls you a goose?
- What does goosed mean?
- What is a silly goose?
- Why is silly goose a phrase?
If someone calls you a goose, it’s mildly insulting: they’re saying you’re silly. Many other common phrases use goose, including “a wild goose chase,” which means a hopeless pursuit or waste of time, and “your goose is cooked,” which translates to “you are in big trouble!”
goosed, goosing. Definition of goose (Entry 2 of 2) transitive verb. 1 : to poke between the buttocks with an upward thrust. 2 : to increase the activity, speed, power, intensity, or amount of : spur an effort to goose newsstand sales.
silly goose (plural silly gooses or silly geese) (informal) A silly person, a simpleton.
This expression originated from a very famous event of the 15th century. The king of Sweden, Eric XIV came to a small town, where he saw a goose hung at the entrance. The ‘goose’ is often described as a symbol of stupidity. This act angered the king and he ordered his men to set the town on fire.