The brand new goose emoji in all its feathery glory

The Definitive Guide to the Goose Emoji

Company Updates Sep 28, 2022

Honk and ye shall receive...we're finally getting a goose emoji.

Update: The Goose is finally loose! The Goose emoji rolled out to users as part of iOS 16.4 in March 2023.

After months of internal speculation on Slack (we went wild over this proposal) and waxing poetic in our email newsletter (evidenced below), it's happening. We're getting a goose!

A screengrab from Goosechase's July 2022 newsletter, which references yet another plea for emoji in the March 2022 newsletter

A goose emoji is part of the Emoji 15.0 update slated to roll out in late 2022 or early 2023. We're sweating.

In eager anticipation, we've put together the internet's first and only (unofficial) official guide to the goose emoji: a list of anything and everything the new emoji might stand for.

We know, we know, all the intended goose emoji below are just little squares for now. They won't be visible until Emoji 15.0 is rolled out. That just means you'll have to come back when the time comes!

Silly Goose

Definition: A funny, silly person. A classic use case for the new emoji.
Application: You're such a 🪿!

Take a gander

Definition: To take a look; to check or examine.
Application: Hey can you 🪿 at the restaurant options I sent you?

POV: Our phones once Emoji 15.0 rolls out


Definition: A perfect use case for the new emoji. No notes. (New here? Here's a little about us.)
Application: Hey have you signed up to join the charity 🪿? Want to team up?

Ryan Gosling

Definition: Canadian actor prominent in independent film and blockbuster films of varying genres. He has received various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards and a BAFTA Award.
Application: New 🪿 movie is getting a lot of Oscars buzz!

We simply could not have customized this GIF better ourselves

Wild goose chase

Definition: A foolish and hopeless search for or pursuit of something unattainable.
Application: I've been on a 🪿 for concert tickets that don't cost an arm and a leg!

Mother Goose

Definition: The figure of Mother Goose is the imaginary author of a collection of French fairy tales and later of English nursery rhymes. The term's appearance in English dates back to the early 18th century.

Application: Read the kids something by 🪿. That always calms them down.

Goose egg

Definition: A zero score in a game.
Application: I can't risk a 🪿 on Friday's game, so you're out, pal!


Definition: A honk is a noise made by a goose or a car horn. A goose's honk can be a greeting or warning, which is also true of a car horn's honk.
Application: Hey, was that you who 🪿 at me outside the Starbucks? I thought I recognized your car!

Untitled Goose Game

Definition: Untitled Goose Game is a 2019 puzzle stealth video game developed by House House and published by Panic Inc. Players control a goose who bothers the inhabitants of an English village. The player must use the goose's abilities to manipulate objects and non-player characters to complete objectives.
Application: I was up for hours last night playing 🪿

We LOVE the Untitled Goose Game.


Definition: There are a few dimensions to this one:

  • The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under tougher exterior feathers. Down is a fine thermal insulator and padding used in goods such as jackets (see Canada Goose below), bedding, and pillows. Don't LOVE talking about this one.
  • Down can also refer to the verb meaning toward or in a lower physical position.
  • In slang, "down" can also mean to be keen for something or to have something down pat/perfected (illustrated in example below).

Application: Are you 🪿 to 🤡?

Your goose is cooked

Definition: Yet another we don't like to speak of. This idiom is used to address someone about to suffer consequences; it may imply retaliation for offensive behavior.
Application: You forgot your homework again??? 🪿...

Canada Goose

Definition: Being a fellow Canadian company, we're all for it. Canada Goose produces winter clothing for all ages.
Application: It's gonna be really cold, like sub-zero. Definitely bring your 🪿 jacket.


Definition: Imprecise, disorganized, or excessively relaxed.
Application: Let's keep dinner plans 🪿 in case we are craving different things.


Definition: A bird of any of several waterfowl species in the family Anatidae. The emoji as intended.
Application: Have you seen the  🪿 emoji? It's my new favorite.

The perfect goose

That's all for now! Have an idea for an addition or amendment to the guide? Reach out at

What is Goosechase?

At Goosechase, experience is everything. Originally inspired by scavenger hunts, Goosechase is an online platform that enables organizations and schools to engage, activate, and educate their communities through delightful interactive experiences. Sign up and try creating a free recreational game, or contact us to learn more about our enterprise solutions!


Mia David

Integrated Marketing Manager