Adjective "Eggy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Rich in or covered with egg.
  1. 'They're like these eggy, flaky, tube-shaped tea cookies, and they make more crumbs than any other cookie on the planet.'
  2. 'We ate eggy sandwiches and made our way back to the hostel.'
  3. 'Among our tapas selections, the Spanish tortilla had none of the eggy allure this traditional potato omelet can exhibit.'
  4. 'Dip the chops first in the eggy mixture and then press them well in the cheese and bread crumbs before frying them in the hot oil.'
  5. 'The saddest thing is when I give in and have chocolate silk cake because it looks irresistible, but it turns out to be eggy and unchocolately and not even worth it.'
  6. 'The dish comes with a mellow bowl of eggy soup, and it's just comfort in a bowl.'
  7. 'The taste was good, not too eggy, and I rather enjoyed the caramelized pond of syrup surrounding the mound of cream, though I found the latter to be slightly too gelatinous in texture.'
  8. 'The pastry chef's version of bread pudding is a dense slab of faintly eggy brioche, served with a scoop of coconut sorbet.'
  9. 'His homemade zabaglione is eggy and sweet.'
  10. 'As soon as she had left, I was enveloped by a faintly sulphorous, eggy odour.'


Annoyed; irritated.
  1. 'I'm sorry if you paid more for less car, but please don't get eggy and fly at me at every opportunity.'



1. the roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, as birds and most reptiles, consisting of an ovum and its envelope of albumen, jelly, membranes, egg case, or shell, according to species.

2. such a body produced by a domestic bird, especially the hen.

3. the contents of an egg or eggs: raw egg; fried eggs.

4. anything resembling a hen's egg.

5. Also called egg cell. the female gamete; ovum.

6. Informal. person: He's a good egg.

7. Slang. an aerial bo


(egg)1930s: from egg + -y.