goose egg

noun

Definition of goose egg

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

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Examples of goose egg in a Sentence

They put another goose egg up on the scoreboard. was such a bad bowler that his final score was a big, fat goose egg
Recent Examples on the Web The Celtics won the game despite White's goose egg, but don't expect that to be repeatable trick. Hunter Felt, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Long gone are the days when a film gets a bonafide theatrical release, with potential results that can range from a goose egg to a home run. Schuyler Moore, Forbes, 23 Apr. 2022 One goose egg equals two duck eggs or three chicken eggs. Lynne Sherwin, cleveland, 8 Apr. 2022 The Hoyas are in danger of finishing the conference season with a goose egg in the win column. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 4 Mar. 2022 The United States has a goose egg on the board after the first full day of competition at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, with 13 different countries taking home medals going into Sunday's slate. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2022 Gaxeola, 22, had shown up that morning with a goose egg on his forehead after being jumped in a bar fight the night before. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021 In a game that saw the New Orleans Saints blank quarterback Tom Brady, and coach Bruce Arians and the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense get shut out, the fallout from Sunday night goes beyond the goose egg. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 21 Dec. 2021 The weather was better in Tampa Bay for this game, but the Packers still tossed up a goose egg even though Green Bay only amassed 218 yards in its own right (Tampa had 188). Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of goose egg

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goose egg was in 1866

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Last Updated

23 May 2022

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“Goose egg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goose%20egg. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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