eggy

eggy
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egg [1] NOUN 1) an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate and containing an ovum which if fertilized can develop into a new organism. 2) an infertile egg of the domestic hen, used for food. 3) Biology the female reproductive cell in animals and plants; an ovum. 4) informal, dated a person of a specified kind: you're a good egg.
don't put all your eggs in one basket — Cf. ↑don't put all your eggs in one basket
kill the goose that lays the golden eggs — Cf. ↑kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
with egg on one's face — Cf. ↑with egg on one's face
DERIVATIVES eggy adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.
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egg [2] VERB (egg on) urge or encourage to do something foolish or risky.
ORIGIN Old Norse, 'incite' .

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