What does egg on mean?

Definitions for egg on

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word egg on.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prod, incite, egg on(verb)

    urge on; cause to act

    "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"

Wiktionary

  1. egg on(Verb)

    To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.

  2. Origin: * From eggja, from egg

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of egg on in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of egg on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Groucho Marx:

    I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.

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Translations for egg on

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • anstiftenGerman
  • παρακινώGreek
  • pousserFrench
  • eggjaIcelandic
  • provoceren, aanzetten totDutch
  • подбивать, подговаривать, науськивать, подстрекатьRussian

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