Share this entry
goose egg Line breaks: goose egg

Definition of goose egg in English:


North American informal
A zero score in a game.
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.


Late 19th century: with reference to the shape of the zero; compare with duck5.

Definition of goose egg in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources