sunny-side up

adjective

sun·​ny-side up ˌsə-nē-ˌsīd-ˈəp How to pronounce sunny-side up (audio)
of an egg
: fried on one side only

Examples of sunny-side up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For breakfast, the komplet egg served sunny-side up in homemade bread with cheese, sour cream, and beef jus is a must. Claudia De Brito, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Nov. 2023 Start your day sunny-side up with these egg recipes! Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 21 June 2023 At least once a month, José served his mother breakfast in bed, serving a sausage cut in the shape of a heart and a sunny-side up egg topped with ketchup. Dallas News, 6 Feb. 2023 Atticus’ burger comes with a sunny-side up egg and bacon on an everything spice brioche bun. Dallas News, 18 Nov. 2022 Meng Guo added playfulness to her collection with sunny-side up egg details, and Sofia Carmela placed fuchsia fabric and pearl flowers over chunky knits to evoke childlike innocence. Vogue, 25 May 2022 Top with a fried or sunny-side up egg and some hot sauce? Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2021 The restaurant specializes in Brazilian-style Angus burgers topped with old standards (bacon, sunny-side up eggs) but also catupiry (Brazilian soft cheese) and prato (a gouda-style cow’s milk cheese). Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 6 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunny-side up was in 1887

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“Sunny-side up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunny-side%20up. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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