Definition of Goldfish bowl

1. Noun. A state of affairs in which you have no privacy. "The president lives in a goldfish bowl"

Exact synonyms: Fish Bowl, Fishbowl
Generic synonyms: Situation, State Of Affairs



2. Noun. A transparent bowl in which small fish are kept.
Exact synonyms: Fish Bowl, Fishbowl
Generic synonyms: Aquarium, Fish Tank, Marine Museum, Bowl

Definition of Goldfish bowl

1. Noun. a transparent bowl in which fish are kept in a domestic environment. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) any place that lacks privacy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goldfish Bowl

goldenseals
goldeny
golder
goldes
goldest
goldeye
goldeyes
goldfield
goldfieldite
goldfields
goldfilled
goldfinch
goldfinches
goldfinny
goldfish
goldfish bowl (current term)
goldfishes
goldfishlike
goldhammer
goldhammers
goldichite
goldie
goldie's wood fern
goldier
goldiest
goldilocks
goldilocks aster
golding
goldings
goldish

Literary usage of Goldfish bowl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Am Hist R 30:801-12 Jl '15 Goldfish goldfish bowl. E. Vaine. Woman's HC 42:30 N '15 Goldman, Charles Sydney, 1868- General Sir John French. ..."

2. My Path Through Life by Lilli Lehmann (1914)
"... took her daily nap on the bullfinch's cage, without ever being overcome again by lust for the chase. She drank, by preference, out of the goldfish bowl, ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"There was an enclosed sun porch; that was pleasant; but only the trite old simile of the goldfish bowl described it for privacy, with the next apartment ..."

4. The Spell of Japan by Isabel Anderson (1914)
"Many humans live in a world not very much larger than a goldfish's bowl, and never try to get out at all! Of an evening one heard the notes of the samisen, ..."

5. The Best Short Stories of ... and the Yearbook of the American Short Story edited by [Anonymus AC02789944] (1921)
"Hootch Hound. Met. Sept. (23.) UNDERBILL, RUTH MURRAY. (See 1917, 1918.) goldfish bowl. LHJ Aug, (3o.) UNDERWOOD, EDNA WORTHLEY. (1873- .) "Orchid of Asia. ..."

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