Definition of wayzgoose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈweɪzɡuːs/

noun (plural wayzgooses)

British historical
An annual summer dinner or outing held by a printing house for its employees.
Example sentences
  • By the second year, the wayzgoose had evolved into a show where printers displayed and sold their work to an interested public.
  • By year three, the wayzgoose had grown into a two-day event.


Mid 18th century (earlier waygoose): of unknown origin.

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