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goose egg

Syllabification: goose egg
informal

Definition of goose egg in English:

noun

North American informal
Zero, especially a zero score in a game: once again, our team goes home with a big goose egg
More example sentences
  • The current date and time, along with the current month's calendar, are at the top of the screen, and next come summaries of my accounts (none yet) with a big goose egg for my personal worth.
  • All three major cultivars of lettuce (romaine, iceberg and butter) come up with the big goose egg in the caffeine department.
  • At the end of the meeting, Jae had eight points, Korie had six, Erica had three, and Finnegan had a big goose egg next to her name.

Origin

late 19th century: with reference to the shape of the zero.

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