billy goat

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See also: billygoat and billy-goat

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From the name Billy, early 19th c.

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billy goat (plural billy goats)

  1. A male goat.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 141:
      There were once upon a time three Billy-goats, who were going up into the hills to get fat.

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