"goss" Definition

  1. a hat—from the gossamer silk of which modern hats are made.
  2. “to give a man GOSS,” to requite an injury, to beat, or kill. This is an Americanism, and is applied variously. A steamboat captain on the Mississippi, determined to pass his rival, called out, so the story goes, to the fireman, “Give her GOSS and let her rip, as I mean to pass that boat, or bust.”

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Position in the dictionary: 1492 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: goth, gourock ham, government sign-post, governor, gowler, gownsman, grab, grace-card, graft, granny
Previous words in the dictionary: gospel shop, gospel grinder, gormed, gorger, gorge, gooser, goosecap, gooseberry-pickers, gooseberry, goose;

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