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Meaning of GOOSE EGG

Pronunciation:  goos eg

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
 
 Synonyms: aught, cipher, cypher, nada, naught, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zip
 
 See Also: bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, nihil, relative quantity, sweet Fanny Adams

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Goose egg\
In games, a zero; a score or record of naught; -- so named in
allusion to the egglike outline of the zero sign 0. Called
also {duck egg}. [Slang]

 

 

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