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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. 2017.
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  • We gathered some sticks and started a campfire and I made coffee and flapjacks and scrambled eggs with egg powder.

    Roy Blakely, Pathfinder Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • This proved to be a dish of scrambled eggs, and was followed by one large baked apple.

    The War-Workers E.M. Delafield
  • They belong to the class which finds all that it wants in a jazz band and scrambled eggs at Jack's at one o'clock in the morning.

    The Trumpeter Swan Temple Bailey
  • First Josie ordered oatmeal and cream; then toast and scrambled eggs; and topped it all off with pancakes and maple syrup.

    Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman Emma Speed Sampson
  • Prepare as for scrambled eggs with protose, using nice, tender corn in place of protose.

  • To-night I invented a new dish—an omelette made of scrambled eggs and minced bully beef.

    Letters from France Isaac Alexander Mack
  • Mrs. Floyd was at that moment pressing her husband to a second plate of scrambled eggs.

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
  • They took breakfast next morning in Ursula's room: strawberries and rich chocolate and rolls and scrambled eggs.

    Smith College Stories Josephine Dodge Daskam
Slang definitions & phrases for scrambled eggs

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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