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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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  • She added some scrambled eggs, and she even succeeded in frying some potatoes.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • Soft boiled and scrambled eggs are quite safe to give, as a rule.

  • “Plant that and raise some scrambled eggs,” Roy called after him.

    Tom Slade on the River Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • That's why I think it's better to say scrambled eggs at once.

    The Smuggler's Cave

    George A. Birmingham
  • Harris proposed that we should have scrambled eggs for breakfast.

    Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
  • Stir constantly until they are of the consistency of scrambled eggs.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • See this little sorrel, right close—that's scrambled eggs—he's a bronk.

    Bat Wing Bowles Dane Coolidge
  • Then scrambled eggs, chocolate, and muffins buttered with whipped cream.

    Golden Stories Various
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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