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1. A domesticated ruminant mammal (Capra hircus) having backward curving horns and a beard especially in the male, raised for its wool, milk, and meat.
2. Any of various wild ruminant mammals of the genus Capra and related genera, including the ibexes and the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Eurasia.
3. A lecherous man.
4. A person who is blamed for a failure or misfortune, especially a scapegoat.
5. Goat
a. See Capricorn.

[Middle English got, from Old English gāt.]

goat′ish adj.


greatest of all time


1. of, like, or relating to a goat
2. archaic or literary lustful or lecherous
ˈgoatishly adv
ˈgoatishness n


(ˈgoʊ tɪʃ)

1. of or like a goat.
2. lustful; lecherous.
goat′ish•ly, adv.
goat′ish•ness, n.
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He is handsome in a fleshy, unctuous way which, as with Clark, has always suggested a certain sensual goatishness. And so it has proved.
The irony is that we can begin by insisting upon preserving our goatishness and by means of that very insistence turn into sheep that simply follow blindly along.