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good egg

noun, Informal.
1.
a person who is pleasant, agreeable, or trustworthy.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Examples from the web for good egg
  • We carefully vaccinate our birds to keep them healthy which in turn provides us with good egg production.
  • Yeah, he's a good egg, and through it all he's been right there by my side.
  • The nectar flow is next to nil but if the queen is a good egg-layer, there are likely to be plenty of mouths to feed.
Contemporary definitions for good egg
noun

a good person or thing, cf. bad egg

Usage Note

slang

noun

See bad egg

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Slang definitions & phrases for good egg

good egg

noun phrase

A decent and kindly person; a reliable and admirable citizen: Henry Fonda frequently was cast as the good egg

[1903+; modeled on bad egg, found by 1855]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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