Definition of Nest egg

1. Noun. A fund of money put by as a reserve.

Exact synonyms: Savings
Generic synonyms: Fund, Monetary Fund
Derivative terms: Save



2. Noun. Device consisting of an artificial egg left in a nest to induce hens to lay their eggs in it.
Generic synonyms: Device

Definition of Nest egg

1. Noun. A natural or artificial egg placed in a bird's nest, to encourage the bird to lay its own eggs there. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) A savings; a reserve of money. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nest Egg

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Literary usage of Nest egg

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1. The Wilson Bulletin by Wilson Ornithological Club, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Wilson Ornithological Society (1900)
"Collected from all sources we have the following : Massachusetts , l"i eggs, taken in sets, no nest egg Connecticut 17 eggs, taken in sets, no nest egg ..."

2. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1904)
"... dropped a porcelain nest egg in each nest, and tacked a curtain of some course heavy material to fall over and close the entrance to the nest, ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1879)
"This time there were three besides the nest-egg, and Susie examined that ... He cut a verse of poetry from a newspaper, once, and pasted it on a nest- egg ..."

4. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1916)
"... ten per cent of the valuation he placed upon it, it would be a sum, certainly a reasonable nest-egg, for old age. And I therefore call attention to tho ..."

5. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"Nest, egg and young of Yellow-billed Cuckoo. From photograph by Thomas L. Hankinson. to the bird years ago, and several of the older writers have adduced ..."

6. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"... NEST-EGG, A fund laid up against adversity. NESTLE, To be restless or uneasy. This is a sense contrary to that given by Dr. Johnson, to lie close and ..."

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