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sunny-side up

[suhn-ee-sahyd] /ˈsʌn iˌsaɪd/
(of an egg) fried without breaking the yolk or being turned over, with the yolk remaining visible and somewhat liquid inside.
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Origin of sunny-side up
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for sunny side up
Historical Examples
  • "Hen fruit, sunny side up," shouted Reddy, who was further advanced in his meal.

    Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West William MacLeod Raine
  • I kept thinking how I'd have them done, shipwrecked, two on a raft or sunny side up, when who should come along but Bill.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • sunny side up; or with a veil of brown drawn over their beautiful faces, Frankie?

    Wyn's Camping Days Amy Bell Marlowe
  • That's the way I always uster take mine,' he says, 'before I quit eating—fried with the sunny side up.'

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • The egg, sunny side up, gave it its shining name a couple of centuries ago.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
British Dictionary definitions for sunny side up

sunny-side up

(of eggs) fried on one side only
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for sunny side up

sunny side up

adjective phrase

Of eggs, fried on one side only with the yolk showing yellow (1900+)

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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