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nest egg

noun

Simple Definition of nest egg

  • : an amount of money that is saved over a usually long period of time to pay for something in the future

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nest egg

  1. 1 :  a natural or artificial egg left in a nest especially to induce a hen to continue to lay there

  2. 2 :  a fund of money accumulated as a reserve

Examples of nest egg in a sentence

  1. They built up a nest egg for their son's college education.

  2. <paid for the computer out of his nest egg>



14th Century

First Known Use of nest egg

14th century


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