goose bump

Goose bumps are tiny, raised protuberances on your skin. People often get goose bumps when they're scared or excited. If someone really cute walks by or if you watch a scary movie, you might get goose bumps.

Ever notice how when you suddenly feel a chill, or are filled with excitement, there are little pimple-like bumps on your arms? Those are called goose bumps, which do resemble the skin of a goose. You can't control goose bumps; they just happen. People often talk about goose bumps when they're very excited. If you were waiting in line to meet a singer you love, you might get goose bumps.

Definitions of goose bump
  1. noun
    reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
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