goose bumps


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goose bumps

or goose·bumps (go͞os′bŭmps)
pl.n.
Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or to a strong emotion, such as fear or awe. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples.

goose′ bumps`


n.pl.
a bristling of the hair on the skin, as from cold or fear; horripilation. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples.
[1930–35; Amer.]
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