wooden spoon

noun

Definition of wooden spoon

1 : a spoon made of wood presented originally at Cambridge University to the man ranking lowest among those taking honors in the mathematical tripos and at other colleges and universities to other selected recipients
2 : the recipient of a wooden spoon

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“Wooden spoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wooden%20spoon. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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