fried egg

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English[edit]

A fried egg, sunny side up

Noun[edit]

fried egg (plural fried eggs)

  1. An egg that has been shallow-fried on one or both sides.
    • 1997 03/20, Kristin Eddy, “EGGS a dozen ways”, Atlanta Journal Constitution:
      It's difficult to have a perfectly cooked, cooked-through fried egg because, by the time the yolk has coagulated, or set, the white is overcooked. You'll usually have to settle for either a runny yolk or a tough white.
    • 1997 04/16, JANET FLETCHER, “FLEETING PLEASURES; The first blush of spring's harvest”, San Francisco Chronicle:
      Carefully break the egg into a bowl, [] Cook until the egg white is set, then turn and cook briefly. The yolk should still be runny. [] Top with the fried egg.
    • 2004 Autumn, Julie Keith, “Pneumonia”, The Hudson Review, volume 57, Iss. 3, page 440: 
      "Your dad said you should have a fried egg. He's gone to work awhile back. You want one or two?" I hesitated, and she must have caught a look of distaste on my face, for she added amiably, "Or you like scrambled better?"
  2. (golf, slang) A golf ball half-buried in sand in a bunker.
  3. (slang, usually in the plural) A woman's small breasts.
    • 1999 May 11, Sean Gallagher, “Zoe Ball's page 3”, uk.media.radio.bbc-r1, Usenet:
      Not only is she keeping Moyles out of the Breakfast slot. We now have to look at her Fried eggs in the newspaper (well The Sun!!!!).
    • 2006, Sinead Moriarty, The Right Fit, ISBN 1416525025, page 18:
      Placing his hands on her fried eggs he asked, “Any chance of some action?”
    • 2009, Fred Broussard, South Carolin: Island in the Sea of States, volume 2, ISBN 1618972928, page 8:
      She pats her breast, not so much to draw attention to her fried eggs, but to force her breaths to become rhythmic.

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  • Commonly referred to in parts of the US as "egg, sunny side up" or "egg, over easy".

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