goosebump

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goose +‎ bump, from the resemblance of goosebumps to the bumps on the skin of a plucked goose.

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goosebump (plural goosebumps)

  1. Any of the bumps on a person's skin, at the base of body hair, which may involuntarily develop when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions.

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