Easter egg

noun

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)

Examples of Easter egg in a Sentence

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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 14 Jul. 2024.

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