Easter egg


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

Examples of Easter egg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the day of the wedding, Meckler wore a Pucci shirt to get ready (a little Easter egg for her bridal party) while her father—a graphic designer who was in charge of all the wedding materials—included a note about her dress in the ceremony program. Florence O'Connor, Vogue, 11 June 2024 There are plenty of callbacks and Easter eggs for fans of the series. Kaely Monahan, The Arizona Republic, 5 June 2024 Beyond Hawke and Charles’ appearances, the visual featured a slew of Easter eggs for fans to dissect, from her Poor Things wardrobe parallels to the typewriter motif that’s defined the Tortured Poets Department era. Njera Perkins, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 One of the biggest Easter eggs foreshadowing the star's new musical era was the Schiaparelli gownshe wore to the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2024, seemingly channeling her own modern-day Clara Bow. Tabitha Parent, Peoplemag, 20 Apr. 2024 The lead-up to release day has been littered with puzzles, Easter eggs and other hallmarks of Swift’s ever-theorizing fan base. Kaetlyn Liddy, NBC News, 18 Apr. 2024 Set in a retro-futuristic 2296 after nuclear bombs decimated America, the Season 1 finale reveals some crucial information about who dropped the nukes and also teases at some video game Easter eggs that could appear in a future season. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 12 Apr. 2024 Fans should expect Disney’s live-action Marvel productions to reinterpret the X-Men at some point — its TV and movie arms have already dropped a couple Easter eggs. Herb Scribner, Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2024 In the clip, the mom of two filmed her daughters hunting for Easter eggs around their house, which Haley discovered underneath the couch. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Easter egg was circa 1572

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“Easter egg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Easter%20egg. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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