A shock image originally from the website goatse.cx, which was intended to be pronounced as "goatsex", although the suffix .cx is no longer in common use when referring to the picture (resulting in the word being pronounced "goat-see". Basically the picture is of a man stretching his anus to frightening length. Like many other shock paraphernalia (such as the infamous 2 Girls 1 Cup)", people will oftentimes prank people by putting a link online of something (such as a sweepstakes or another website) and when someone clicks this link, they will see the image instead of what they were told they would see.

The website had other disgusting images on it until the site was taken down. Since then a website claiming to be Goatse has reemerged.

Unlike 2 girls 1 cup, you will not find very many reaction videos on sites such as YouTube.
If gross images somehow was made into a pro sport, Goatse would be a star player. It WILL scar you for LIFE.
by therebel56 August 10, 2011
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A disgusting picture of a man stretching his anus extremely wide. One of the oldest jokes on the internet is to link the picture to internet forums and chatrooms, renamed to look like something else like "happybunnies.jpg" . Often causes people to freak out.
-Hey you know what goatse is?
-no, what is it?
-check this website out!
-oh god it's horrible!
-hahaha!
by Rankanga August 14, 2005
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Website featuring a picture of a man practising anal stretching. Usually, it's a link given to unsuspecting people so when they check it out, they get hit by the image and are supposed to be scarred for life by it. This man is not a hermaphrodite.
(in, say, iSketch) Player draws a picture of a man stretching his anus.

Other players: 'Oh God... another Goatse fan.'
by WCD August 21, 2005
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Goatse.cx (pronounced "goat see" or "goat see dot cx", often truncated to goatse, often referenced by one of its current URLs, and occasionally called goatsex) is one of the most infamous Internet shock sites. Its front page contains a sexually explicit picture, featuring a man wearing a gold ring on his left hand (and nothing else) manually stretching his anus and rectum to a diameter roughly equal to the width of his hand. Below his gaping anus, the man's dangling penis and testicles are visible. The site is commonly linked to by Internet pranksters in order to shock unsuspecting users with the image.

As of January 14, 2004, the domain goatse.cx is no longer online. However, many mirrors of the site are still available and the image itself has been posted at many other websites. The most common mirror was goat.cx; however, goat.cx was no longer online as of February 22, 2005. As of February 27 of that year, the domain goat.cx, like goatse.cx, had been suspended by the Christmas Island Internet Administration, however the domain as of April 2005 appeared to be back online, showing only the message "be right back." In May 2005, there was an image on the site showing a pumpkin with some hands around it as if it was stretching its anus. Christmas Island Technology Corp has registered goats.cx as of May 24, 2002 with obviously nonexistent name servers, presumably in an attempt to prevent another mirror of the original goatse.cx.
Mom, Dad? I had another bad dream about Goatse, can I sleep in your bed tonight?
by roloscopy May 29, 2005
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1) To cause someone to inadvertantly navigate to the website of the same name
1) I thought it was link for Amazon, but after I clicked the link at work I realized I have been goatse'd.
by Bob Goatse September 30, 2002
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A disgusting picture of a man stretching his anus extremely wide.
-Hey you know what goatse is?
-no, what is it?
-check this website out!
-oh god it's horrible!
-hahaha!
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A site that is commonly linked to by Internet trolls in order to shock unsuspecting users with the image.

And now, the origins of this madness:
The alt attribute on the image, "stinger", actually comes from the EFNet #quake channel. The image itself was discovered on a webpage. Goatse.cx was created by a #quake member expressly for the purpose of displaying the image.
The image hello.jpg originates from a set of 40 images depicting the man performing various anal sexual acts.
Die, goatse man. Die die die die die. Something involving rusty hooks and salt, hopefully.
by Laser Potato May 20, 2005
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