goose pimple

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goose pimple (plural goose pimples)

  1. (rarely used in the singular) One of a group of small bumps on the skin caused by the involuntary erection of hairs in response to cold or fear.
    • 1961, William S. Burroughs, The Soft Machine, page 7:
      Trace a line of goose pimples up the thin young arm. Slide the needle in and push the bulb watching the junk hit him all over. Move right in with the shit and suck junk through all the hungry young cells.