What is a goat?

You all know what a goat is right? If not, I’ll tell you…

A goat is a farm animal with a beard and horns. They are mischievous animals and are farmed for milk and sometimes meat.


FUN FACT –  A baby goat is called a ‘kid’ it’s the same slang term humans call children. Words which are spelt and pronounced the same but have different meanings are called homonyms.

goat idioms and sayings

Here’s a list of idioms about goats.

  • act like a goat
    meaning – act silly
    example – Max always acts like a goat. The teacher is getting fed up with him.
  • get one’s goat
    meaning – annoy or anger someone
    example – It gets Mr. Harrison’s goat if you arrive late.

goat idioms and sayings with pictures

Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and expressions with goats. Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.​

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