Definition of goose pimples noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


goose pimples

BrE BrE//ˈɡuːs pɪmplz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːs pɪmplz//
[plural] (less frequent gooseflesh [uncountable]) (both especially British English) (also goosebumps) Fear
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a condition in which there are raised spots on your skin because you feel cold, frightened or excited It gave me goose pimples just to think about it. See related entries: Fear