goose egg

noun
Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of goose egg

: zero, nothing; especially : a score of zero in a game or contest

Examples of goose egg in a Sentence

  1. They put another goose egg up on the scoreboard.

  2. was such a bad bowler that his final score was a big, fat goose egg

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First Known Use of goose egg

1866

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goose egg Synonyms

Synonyms

aught, cipher, naught (also nought), nil, nothing, o, oh, zero, zilch, zip;

Related Words

blank, void;


GOOSE EGG Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of goose egg for English Language Learners

  • : a score of zero


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