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Goosin’, one of Washington, D.C.'s favorite slang terms!

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(verb) Paying close attention to someone

Used to show that someone is staring at someone or something.


Marcus: Man, I can’t wait for the music festival this weekend.

DeRon: There’s gonna be fine ass honeys everywhere!

Marcus: True dat!  We’ll be goosin’ all day!


“Goosin’” is a term used to describe when someone is really craning their neck to see someone or something.  The term was coined because of the length and flexibility of a goose’s neck.  When someone is stretching their neck out and straining to see what is going on, they are said to be “goosin’”.


E-40 uses the term in his song “The Art of Storytelling”:

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