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 animal related to sheep that usually has horns and a beard. Goats live wild on mountains or are kept on farms to provide milk, meat, wool, etc.:

goat's milk/cheese

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goat noun [ C ] (MAN)

informal disapproving a man who is very active sexually, 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 horned animal related to the sheep, which is kept to provide milk, meat, or wool

goat noun [ C ] (PERSON BLAMED)

infml disapproving a person who is blamed for causing a failure or defeat, esp. in a team sports competition:

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)