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Meaning of “goat” in the English Dictionary

"goat" in British English

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goatnoun [C]

uk   /ɡəʊt/  us   /ɡoʊt/
  • goat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

B1 an ​animalrelated to ​sheep that usually has ​horns and a beard. Goats ​livewild on ​mountains or are ​kept on ​farms to ​providemilk, ​meat, ​wool, etc.: goat's ​milk/​cheese

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  • goat noun [C] (MAN)

informal disapproving a man who is very ​activesexually, or would like to be and makes it ​obvious: an old goat
(Definition of goat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"goat" in American English

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goatnoun [C]

 us   /ɡoʊt/
  • goat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​hornedanimalrelated to the ​sheep, which is ​kept to ​providemilk, ​meat, or ​wool
  • goat noun [C] (PERSON BLAMED)

infml disapproving a ​person who is ​blamed for causing a ​failure or ​defeat, esp. in a ​teamsportscompetition: Jefferson’s three ​errors made him the goat of last night’s ​game.
(Definition of goat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “goat”
in Korean 염소…
in Arabic مَاعِز…
in Malaysian kambing…
in French chèvre, bouc…
in Russian козел, коза…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 山羊…
in Italian capra…
in Turkish keçi…
in Polish koza…
in Spanish cabra…
in Vietnamese con dê…
in Portuguese cabra…
in Thai แพะ…
in German die Ziege…
in Catalan cabra…
in Japanese ヤギ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 山羊…
in Indonesian kambing…
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