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scrambled eggs

plural noun
eggs cooked in a pan while stirring, usually after the whites and yolks have been mixed together, sometimes with milk.
Military Slang. military gold braid, especially that decorating the brim of an officer's hat.
Origin of scrambled eggs
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I have no desire to be a part of a scrambled egg," he went on.

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

  • 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.

    Betty Lee, Sophomore

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British Dictionary definitions for scrambled egg

scrambled egg

(slang) gold embroidery on the peak of a high-ranking military officer's cap
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Slang definitions & phrases for scrambled egg

scrambled eggs


  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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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