Definition of Good egg

1. Noun. (old-fashioned slang) a good person.

Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Generic synonyms: Good Person
Antonyms: Bad Egg

Definition of Good egg

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A good person, someone to be trusted; a friend. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Good Egg

good God
good Lord
good Samaritan
good afternoon
good and
good as gold
good authority
good cholesterol
good condition
good continuation
good cop bad cop
good day
good deal
good drunk
good egg (current term)
good ending
good endings
good enough
good enough for jazz
good enough to eat
good evening
good example
good faith
good fences make good neighbors
good for nothing
good for you
good for you(p)
good form
good fortune

Literary usage of Good egg

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Universal Reference Library Comprising the Scientific American, inc by Scientific American, inc (1905)
"They arc late in maturing, and hence are often called Christmas geese ; their flesh is not of the best, but they are good egg-layers. ..."

2. Public Papers of Governor by New York (State). Governor (1921)
"EGG TRADE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR UNIFORM good egg LAWS The Committee on Food Production and Distribution believes in the enactment by the next Legislature of ..."

3. The Metropolitan (1837)
"Very good egg, master, no get—rainy season, hen no lay good egg— same as get in Calcutta, master—dry weather come, hen lay good egg —then master get. ..."

4. Poultry-craft: A Text-book for Poultry Keepers by John Henry Robinson (1899)
"What is a good egg Yield ?—There are ordinary, extraordinary, ... If this were not so very extraordinary egg yields and good egg yields in November and ..."

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