nanny goat

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nanny goat (plural nanny goats)

  1. A female goat.
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, Franny and Zooey:
      And later, at an opportune moment, when Franny was pretending to sample a cup of chicken broth, Mrs. Glass had climbed up on the window seats with the agility of a mountain nanny goat and stripped all three of the sash windows of their heavy damask curtains.

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