Main definitions of eggy in English

: eggy1eggy2

eggy1

adjective

  • Rich in or covered with egg.

    ‘cod fried in an eggy batter’
    • ‘They were delicious, eggy and light, their sweet richness countered by the tartness of lemon.’
    • ‘Among our tapas selections, the Spanish tortilla had none of the eggy allure this traditional potato omelet can exhibit.’
    • ‘The dish comes with a mellow bowl of eggy soup, and it's just comfort in a bowl.’
    • ‘They're like these eggy, flaky, tube-shaped tea cookies, and they make more crumbs than any other cookie on the planet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A warm slice of this filling eggy potato dish was served with a blob of mayonnaise and a red pepper purée.’
    • ‘We ate eggy sandwiches and made our way back to the hostel.’
    • ‘As soon as she had left, I was enveloped by a faintly sulphorous, eggy odour.’
    • ‘His homemade zabaglione is eggy and sweet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Caesar salad in a tart, eggy dressing also has its own idiosyncratic style.’
    • ‘I begin my solitude with a large breakfast in which are heavily represented numbers of eggy, fatty and greasy items that my wife does not normally consider essential to start the day.’
    • ‘Its eggy, lightly sweet base is a perfect catch-all for summer fruits, especially those of the soft, fleshy variety.’
    • ‘I scooped up a spoonful: the soufflé was airy, eggy, and sweet, with a thin crust of sugar where it met the ramekin's edge.’
    • ‘The actual crêpes are quite good but depend on the crepe jockey - one night they are tender, golden and slightly eggy; another night they are too crispy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The pastry chef's version of bread pudding is a dense slab of faintly eggy brioche, served with a scoop of coconut sorbet.’
    • ‘For example, some Spaniards believe that ‘Spanish omelette’ is better eggy than potatoey, and others beg to differ.’
    • ‘It brought together the dark, earthy flavor of beets - sweet and rich, with a welcome bitter edge - and the salty tang of feta, binding them in a smooth, eggy custard.’
    • ‘‘Wait your turn, these three were up first,’ said Kevin pointing an eggy wooden spoon at the table.’

Pronunciation

eggy

/ˈɛɡi/

Main definitions of eggy in English

: eggy1eggy2

eggy2

adjective

British
informal
  • Annoyed; irritated.

    • ‘That's why I feel so eggy. They probably saved this afternoon to give us the works.’
    • ‘I'm sorry if you paid more for less car, but please don't get eggy and fly at me at every opportunity.’
    angry, annoyed, irate, irritated, in a bad mood, peeved, vexed, upset, irked, piqued, out of humour, put out, displeased, galled, resentful
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Origin

1930s: from egg + -y.

Pronunciation

eggy

/ˈɛɡi/