egg and spoon

egg and spoon
Australian Slang
a goon, a silly person

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • egg and spoon — n British a black person. Rhyming slang for coon; this picturesque working class expres sion, its origin in children s egg and spoon races, usually implies contempt and dislike …   Contemporary slang

  • egg-and-spoon race — noun A race in which each competitor carries an egg in a spoon • • • Main Entry: ↑egg * * * ˌegg and ˈspoon race 7 [egg and spoon race] noun (BrE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egg and spoon race — An egg and spoon race is a sporting event in which participants must carry an egg on a small spoon and race to the finish line without dropping the egg.In many schools, the egg and spoon race takes place on Sports Day, alongside other events such …   Wikipedia

  • egg and spoon race — a novelty race in which contestants each carry an egg in a spoon to the finish line, the winner being the first to finish without dropping or breaking the egg. [1890 95] * * * egg and spoon race, a race in which contestants must balance an egg in …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg-and-spoon race — n a race in which each runner has to carry an egg on a spoon without dropping it. Egg and spoon races are especially popular with children, and often run at school sports days. * * * …   Universalium

  • egg and spoon race — noun A race in which competitors must carry an egg on a small spoon and race to the finish line without dropping the egg …   Wiktionary

  • egg and spoon race — a novelty race in which contestants each carry an egg in a spoon to the finish line, the winner being the first to finish without dropping or breaking the egg. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • egg-and-spoon race — /ɛg ən ˈspun reɪs/ (say eg uhn spoohn rays) noun a race in which contestants have to pick up an egg in a spoon and balance it while running …  

  • Egg and spoon — a goon, a silly person …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • egg (and spoon) — Noun. A black person. Cockney rhyming slang on coon . Offens …   English slang and colloquialisms

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