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Definition of goose egg noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

goose egg

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡuːs eɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːs eɡ//
 
(North American English, informal)
 
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a score of zero in a game Word Originlate 19th cent.: with reference to the shape of the zero; compare with duck ‘a score of zero in cricket’.
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