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goosegog noun

Gooseberry

Origin

It seems to be recognised informal British English, though not very recognised in 1950s Surrey

Collected by

Iliff family – 1950s
Mark’s family growing up

Notes

Dylan Thomas uses it in Under Milk Wood. This means either that it’s a slightly bonkers term that he helped popularise or that it’s so commonplace it shouldn’t be in this collection

Submitted: 28/01/2022 by Mark

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