nest egg


Definition of nest egg

1 : a natural or artificial egg left in a nest especially to induce a hen to continue to lay there
2 : a fund of money accumulated as a reserve

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Examples of nest egg in a Sentence

They built up a nest egg for their son's college education. paid for the computer out of his nest egg
Recent Examples on the Web Owners of these businesses might leave empty-handed, with no financial boost for their retirement nest egg. Mark Thacker, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Even in the best of times, a college-tour road trip feels like gambling with your nest egg. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 This nest egg can be turned into a tax-free retirement income. David Rae, Forbes, 18 May 2021 That reduces the number of years your nest egg will have to support you and gives your investments more time to grow. Anne Tergesen, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2021 So here are some suggestions for helping cushion your nest egg by getting the most out of the program. Robert Powell, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 Even worse, healthcare costs to employers chew up higher and higher percentages of benefits and total compensation, functionally diverting your nest egg toward emergency care that could have been prevented in the first place. Blake Marggraff, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 Her business acumen and foresight transformed that comfortable nest egg into true wealth. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Apr. 2021 If her money outlives her, then enjoy your nest egg in her honor. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of nest egg

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jun 2021

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“Nest egg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nest egg

: an amount of money that is saved over a usually long period of time to pay for something in the future

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