Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Gander (g hard).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Gander (g hard).
What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Both must be treated exactly alike. Applesauce is just as good for one as the other. (Anglo-Saxon gós, related to gons and gans. The d and r of gan-a are merely euphonic; the a being the masculine suffix. Thus han-a was the masculine of hen. Latin, anser.)   1



Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.