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scrambled eggs

plural noun
1.
eggs cooked in a pan while stirring, usually after the whites and yolks have been mixed together, sometimes with milk.
2.
Military Slang. military gold braid, especially that decorating the brim of an officer's hat.
Origin of scrambled eggs
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • "I have no desire to be a part of a scrambled egg," he went on.

  • "I'll bet there is some scrambled egg in the bottom of the pail," said Steve, with a short laugh.

  • His hair was tousled, his eyes were half closed, and he looked about as much like a scrambled egg as anything I could think of.

    Wings of the Wind Credo Harris
  • Im floor-walker, Dotty, but Im going to oversee the scrambled egg business, because if we have em at all they want to be good.

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British Dictionary definitions for scrambled egg

scrambled egg

noun
1.
(slang) gold embroidery on the peak of a high-ranking military officer's cap
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scrambled eggs

noun

  1. Gold braid, embroidery, etc, on the uniform of a senior officer, esp on the bill of a hat
  2. Senior officers; brass, the TOP BRASS (WWII armed forces)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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