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good egg

noun, Informal.
a person who is pleasant, agreeable, or trustworthy.
Origin of good egg
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Contemporary definitions for good-egg

a good person or thing, cf. bad egg

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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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