mongeese

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Etymology[edit]

Under the influence of geese being the plural of goose, though mongoose and goose are not etymologically related.

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Noun[edit]

mongeese

  1. (nonstandard) plural form of mongoose. The standard plural is mongooses.
    • 1931, Hazel Ballance Eadie, Lagooned in the Virgin Islands, G. Routledge & Sons, ltd., page 43,
      These mongeese were soon in demand all through the islands as rat-catchers.
    • 2005, Michael A. Herr, The Kaua'i Obake Bar: A Primo's Talk Story Book, PublishAmerica, Incorporated, ISBN 1413761054, page 117,
      Not birds, you lamebrain, dey stole mongeese. Little animals from over in India, day kill da snakes, da cobras dere.