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I'm staying in Australia at the moment and I've heard this expression: "full as a goog". I've understood that it means "to be drunk", but could it mean also "be full", "can't eat anymore"? Because if I'm not wrong "goog" stands for "egg".
Ok thank you.
From what I know, goog is an egg. "Full like an egg"
Thanks. We have the same idiom in my country, I just wanted to make sure it has the same meaning also in English.
I am Hungarian and 'goog' does not mean 'egg' in our language. Egg is 'Tojįs' in Hungarian (Pronounced cca. as 'Toe -yush')
I've always assumed that the Australian "goog" came from the same source as "googie egg", which in my NZ childhood usually meant a boiled egg that you would place in an eggcup, slice the top off and have for breakfast.
The on-line Irish Language Forum has this note: And found another interesting term "gogaidhe a childish name for an egg". In Australia children say "googie-egg" and sure enough Oxford has "goggie noun. N. English & (now only) Scot. dial. L18. [Origin Prob. alt. In Scot. use cf. Gaelic gogaidh. Cf. goog.] (A child's name for) an egg."
I don't know which edition of the Oxford this refers to, there are no goggies in mine.