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wayzgoose

wayzgoose an annual summer dinner or outing held by a printing house for its employees. The term is recorded from the mid 18th century, as an alteration of the earlier waygoose; there is no evidence as to its etymology (there is, for instance, nothing to suggest that goose was eaten at the dinner).

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wayzgoose

wayzgoose entertainment given to printers orig. at Bartholomew-tide (24 August), when working by candle-light began; later, annual feast held in summer. Earlier waygoose (XVII), of uncert. orig.

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