Goosed vs Doosed - What's the difference?

goosed | doosed |

As a verb goosed

is past tense of goose.

As an adverb doosed is

eye dialect of lang=en.




  • (goose)

  • goose



  • Any of various grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae, bigger than a duck
  • There is a flock of geese on the pond.
  • The flesh of the goose used as food.
  • *
  • (slang) A silly person
  • * {{quote-book, 1906, Langdon Mitchell, chapter=The New York Idea, Best Plays of the Early American Theatre, 1787-1911, page=430 citation
  • , passage=I'm sorry for you, but you're such a goose .}}
  • (archaic) A tailor's iron, heated in live coals or embers, used to press fabrics.
  • * Scene 3:
  • Come in, tailor. Here you may roast your goose .
  • (South Africa, slang, dated) A young woman or girlfriend.
  • Usage notes

    * A male goose is called a gander. A young goose is a gosling. * A group of geese can be called a gaggle when they are on the ground or in the water, and a skein or a wedge when they are in flight.


    * (sense, tailor's iron) goose iron

    Derived terms

    * game of the goose * goose egg * goose game * goose pimple * gooseneck * goose-step * Mother Goose * what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander * one's goose is cooked

    See also

    * duck * eider * gander * swan * waterfowl


  • (slang) To sharply poke or pinch someone's buttocks. Derived from a goose's inclination to bite at a retreating intruder's hindquarters.
  • To stimulate, to spur.
  • (slang) To gently accelerate an automobile or machine, or give repeated small taps on the accelerator.
  • (UK slang) Of private-hire taxi drivers, to pick up a passenger who has not pre-booked a cab. This is unauthorised under UK licensing conditions.
  • English nouns with irregular plurals



    Alternative forms

    * dooced


    (en adverb)
  • (degree, dated)
  • * 1867 , , 2006, Elibron Classics, Volume 1, page 151,
  • "Upon my word she's a doosed' good-looking little thing," said Archie, coming up to him, after having also shaken hands with her; — "' doosed good-looking, I call her."
  • * 1872 , Laurence William M. Lockhart, Fair to see , page 149,
  • I thought my nephew a fool ; I now know that he is a doosed sensible fellow, and the luckiest dog in Christendom — luckiest dog in Christendom, I declare.
  • * 1938 , G.B. Lancaster (), Promenade , page 143,
  • Accepted me, did she? Doosed awkward, that. I thought she had more sense.
    English degree adverbs