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goose egg

noun

Simple Definition of goose egg

  • : a score of zero

Full Definition of goose egg

  1. :  zero, nothing; especially :  a score of zero in a game or contest

Examples of goose egg

  1. They put another goose egg up on the scoreboard.

  2. <was such a bad bowler that his final score was a big, fat goose egg>



1866

First Known Use of goose egg

1866


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