Easter egg


Definition of Easter egg

1 : an egg that is dyed and sometimes decorated and that is associated with the celebration of Easter
2 : a hidden feature in a commercially released product (such as software or a DVD)

First Known Use of Easter egg

circa 1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Easter egg was circa 1572

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