gosling [goz-ling] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a young goose. a foolish, inexperienced person. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of gosling 1375–1425; late Middle English goselyng; see goose, -ling1; cognate with Old Norse gæslingr Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gosling Contemporary Examples of gosling

  • The gosling’s best chance at surviving the jump is to bounce off the cliff on its soft belly.

    Barnacle Gosling’s Death-Defying Cliff Dive

    Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video

    October 28, 2014

  • Whenever the script seems ready to surrender to maudlin excess, Gosling and McAdams are there to pull it back.

    A Love Letter to ‘The Notebook,’ a Melodrama That Commits to Its Sentimentality

    Teo Bugbee

    June 26, 2014

  • At times, Gosling appears to have weightier concerns in mind.

    Ryan Gosling’s Bizarre Directorial Debut, ‘Lost River,’ Features Sadism, Warlords, and Rat Murder

    Richard Porton

    May 21, 2014

  • Gosling is just as adept at wearing what Jannuzzi says is the next trend for summer: the tank top.

    Jude Law and the Great Male ‘He-Vage’ Crisis

    Tim Teeman

    May 20, 2014

  • The heartbroken masses got two last films from Gosling in 2013, both exceptional: Place Beyond the Pines and Only God Forgives.

    The Biggest Surprises and Disappointments in 2013

    Melissa Leon

    December 24, 2013

  • Historical Examples of gosling

  • Mr. Gosling mentioned a balloon that had escaped from Paris in July.

    The Book of the Damned

    Charles Fort

  • Nor a gosling,” murmured Pepé; “and a gosling only betrays himself by trying to sing.

    Wood Rangers

    Mayne Reid

  • He knocked at the door and the gosling said: “Who is knocking at the door?”

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane

  • The wolf, well satisfied, saluted the gosling and went away.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane

  • And indeed he did blow down the house and ate up the gosling.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane

  • British Dictionary definitions for gosling gosling noun a young goose an inexperienced or youthful person Word Origin for gosling C15: from Old Norse gæslingr; related to Danish gäsling; see goose 1, -ling 1 Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for gosling n.

    mid-14c. (late 13c. as a surname), from Old Norse gæslingr, from gos “goose” (see goose (n.)) + diminutive suffix. replaced Old English gesling. The modern word may be a Middle English formation from Middle English gos “goose.”

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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