Definition of gander noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡændə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡændər//
Farm animals, Birds
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  • a male goose (= a bird like a large duck) See related entries: Farm animals, Birds
  • Word OriginOld English gandra, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gander, also to gannet.Idioms
    have/take a gander (at something)
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    (informal) to look at something See related entries: Farm animals
    what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander
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    (old-fashioned, saying) what one person is allowed to do, another person must be allowed to do in a similar situation
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gander