Meaning of “billy goat” in the English Dictionary

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"billy goat" in British English

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billy goatnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɪl.i ˌɡəʊt/ us /ˈbɪl.i ˌɡoʊt/

Examples from literature

  • A friend of mine once tied up a billy goat as a bait for a panther and sat up over it in a tree. 
  • I suppose I'll have to cache it in a tomato can for Johnson's old billy goat to chew up. 
  • Why——why, it's a dandy, little, red cart that we harness a billy goat to, 'stead of a pony or horse. 

(Definition of “billy goat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)