Scotch egg


Definition of Scotch egg

: a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, covered with bread crumbs, and fried

First Known Use of Scotch egg

1808, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Scotch egg

Time Traveler for Scotch egg

Time Traveler

The first known use of Scotch egg was in 1808

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near Scotch egg

Scotch edge

Scotch egg

Scotch elm

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Scotch egg

Cite this Entry

“Scotch egg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!