1
of an egg : boiled to a soft consistency
2

Word History

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of soft-boiled was in 1655

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“Soft-boiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft-boiled. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

soft-boiled

adjective
-ˈbȯi(ə)ld
: lightly boiled so that the contents are soft
soft-boiled eggs

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