Definition of nest egg in English:

nest egg

Syllabification: nest egg


  • 1A sum of money saved for the future: I worked hard to build up a nice little nest egg
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    • My best bet, I figured, was to work full time for awhile and save enough money to have a nest egg for college.
    • ISAs are probably the best way for us to save money for a rainy day, build up a nest egg and save for the long term.
    • Younger workers should have the opportunity to build a nest egg by saving part of their Social Security taxes in a personal retirement account.
    savings, life savings, cache, funds, reserve
  • 2A real or artificial egg left in a nest to induce hens to lay eggs there.

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