wooden spooner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wooden spoon +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

wooden spooner (plural wooden spooners)

  1. Someone who "wins" the wooden spoon, someone (or, in the plural, a team) who finishes last in a competition.
    • 2009 January 30, AAP, “McLean back in charge”, in Herald Sun[1]:
      The talented 22-year-old is one of six players named to lead last year's wooden spooners, the group to be headed by James McDonald who had already been confirmed as the club's new captain.