Definition of Goose egg

1. Noun. A quantity of no importance. "I didn't hear zilch about it"

Exact synonyms: Aught, Cipher, Cypher, Nada, Naught, Nil, Nix, Nothing, Null, Zero, Zilch, Zip, Zippo
Generic synonyms: Relative Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Nihil, Bugger All, Fanny Adams, Fuck All, Sweet Fanny Adams
Derivative terms: Zero

Definition of Goose egg

1. Noun. (informal) Zero; nothing. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) A swelling caused by a bump on the head. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goose Egg

goose barnacle
goose bump
goose bumps
goose down
goose egg (current term)
goose eggs
goose flesh
goose grease
goose is cooked
goose liver
goose parvovirus
goose pimple
goose pimples
goose plum
goose skin
goose step
goose up
goose viral hepatitis

Literary usage of Goose egg

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

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"A gaining of a point, or a particular amount scored: spec, duck's egg or duck egg (slang), goose egg (slang), run, notch (rare), bye, hole, bogy, love, ..."

2. The Banquet of Dun Na N-Gedh and The Battle of Magh Rath: An Ancient by John O'Donovan, Ireland) Trinity College (Dublin, Library (1842)
"... and that a goose egg is placed on a silver dish before every king in the house except thee alone, before whom a hen egg is placed on a wooden dish. ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1849)
"... it was about the size of a goose egg, running along the labium from the anterior fourchette to the ..."

4. Our Young Folks by John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton (1872)
"It could not have proved a very formidable projectile, being nothing but a dirty goose-egg, but it served his purpose for the moment; Goliath, mistaking it ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1862)
""Meat and drink were afterwards distributed -to them, until they became inebriated and cheerful; and a goose-egg was brought on a silver dish before every ..."

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