goose egg

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the oval shape of both a goose's egg and the Arabic numeral zero (0).

Noun[edit]

goose egg (plural goose eggs)

  1. (informal) Zero; nothing.
    I missed every question on the quiz and got a goose egg.
  2. (informal) A swelling caused by a bump on the head.

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