goss

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See also: Goss and goß

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of gossip.

Noun[edit]

goss (uncountable)

  1. (slang) gossip.
    The hottest goss in celeb-land today is that Angelina Jolie is jealous of her fella's relationship with his ex-wife.
    • 2005, Sean Dooley, The Big Twitch, Sydney: Allen and Unwin, page 285:
      To give myself a break from the energy sapping, demoralising patrolling of this uninviting habitat, and to get away from any more creepy visions, I decided to drive into Mount Isa, ostensibly to be within phone range so I could contact Bob Forsyth and find out any local goss from him.

Etymology 2[edit]

See gorse.

Noun[edit]

goss (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete form of gorse.

Etymology 3[edit]

From gossamer.

Noun[edit]

goss (plural gosses)

  1. (slang, obsolete) A hat.
    • 1838, Actors by Daylight (volume 1, page 143)
      He now states, as one of the miseries of being tall, his frequent collision with the shop blinds projecting over the footway, which endanger his head—or what is of more consequence to him, his hat. Some malicious people, on seeing him in full chase up Regent-street after his goss. (a la Pickwick) compared his activity to a snail in full gallop, while others remarked on his affinity to a spider after a fly.
References[edit]
  • 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

goss

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of gießen

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

goss

  1. indefinite genitive singular of gos

Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gazze, from Old High German gazza, from Proto-Germanic *gatwǭ. Cognate with German Gasse.

Noun[edit]

goss f (plural gossa)

  1. street

Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gorst, from Old English gorst, from Proto-Germanic *gurstaz.

Noun[edit]

goss

  1. gorse

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith