good egg

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  1. a person who is pleasant, agreeable, or trustworthy.

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Origin of good egg

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby good egg Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use good egg in a sentence

  • In due time she returned with the good egg, and I resumed my breakfast with two eggs, but less appetite.

  • But, when I looked down, I saw that she had taken away the good egg and left the bad one—all green and yellow—in the slop basin.

  • Yet the irrepressible impulse of reform egged her on and it was a perfectly good egg.

    Ptomaine Street | Carolyn Wells
  • She was a good egg, hurt and beaten down and shoved off by Thorndyke, but she had a lot of the good old bounce.

    Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
  • Hua Manu, what a good egg you were, though it's the bad that usually keep atop of the water, they tell me!

    Summer Cruising in the South Seas | Charles Warren Stoddard