nanny goat


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nanny goat

n.
A female goat.

[From Nanny, nickname for Anne.]
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nanny goat

n
a female goat. Compare billy goat
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nan′ny goat`


n.
a female goat.
[1780–90; nanny, or generic use of the feminine personal name Nanny]
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Translations
cabra

nanny goat

ncapra
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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They became midwives and delivered nanny goat Suzie's two kids.
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Mum-of-two Chantelle Critchley was shocked to discover the head of a needle poking through a swing at the playground in Nanny Goat Park, St Helens, on Saturday.
Her father agreed, saying, And I don't think your mother looks anything like a nanny goat!
He lived in a cottage above the village with his wife, six cats and a nanny goat.
Any nanny goat in the presence of kids is not legal to take while hunting in B.C., so we relaxed and ate our lunch while watching them slowly traverse the ridgeline.