gander

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English[edit]

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From Old English gandra.

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gander ‎(plural ganders)

  1. A male goose.
    • 1916, Blanche Fisher Wright, The Original Mother Goose
      Old Mother Goose / When she wanted to wander / Would ride through the air / On a very fine gander.
  2. A fool, simpleton
  3. (slang, used only with “have”, “get” and “take) A glance, look.
    Have a gander at what he’s written.
    I took a gander and she seemed so familiar.

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gander ‎(third-person singular simple present ganders, present participle gandering, simple past and past participle gandered)

  1. (dialect, intransitive) ramble, wander

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Most likely from English gander or Low German gander, ganner. Both are possibly formed from gans ‎(goose) in an analogous way as kater ‎(male cat) from kat ‎((female) cat) and doffer ‎(male dove) from duif ‎((female) dove).

Noun[edit]

gander m ‎(plural ganders, diminutive gandertje n)

  1. gander, male goose

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