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



    BrE BrE//ɡəʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡoʊt//
    Meat, Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
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  1. 1 an animal with horns and a coat of hair, that lives wild in mountain areas or is kept on farms for its milk or meat a mountain goat goat’s milk/cheese Tethered goats grazed among the apple trees. see also billy goat, kid, nanny goat See related entries: Meat, Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
  2. 2old goat (informal) an unpleasant old man who is annoying in a sexual way
  3. Word OriginOld English gāt ‘nanny goat’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch geit and German Geiss, also to Latin haedus ‘kid’.Idioms (informal) to annoy somebody very much
    sort out/separate the sheep from the goats
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    to distinguish people who are good at something, intelligent, etc. from those who are not See related entries: Farm animals
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