- n. A spoon made from wood, commonly used in food preparation.
- n. idiomatic An ironic prize for finishing last in a competition.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Cambridge University, Eng.) In some American colleges, the lowest appointee of the junior year; sometimes, one especially popular in his class, without reference to scholarship. Formerly, it was a custom for classmates to present to this person a wooden spoon with formal ceremonies.
- n. a booby prize consisting of a spoon made of wood
- n. a spoon made of wood
“She was looking, Mariam said, forthe long wooden spoon she used to stir rice.”
“I rest the wooden spoon on a plate alongside the simmering pot of ribollita, turn off the burner, and go to let them in.”
“Annie placed her wooden spoon on the night-stand, then put her small hands on his bare shoulders and gently pushed him flat.”
“So now the house began to people itself at the furthest edges of my senses: A wide-bottomedcook, her back to me, laid down the wooden spoon she was using to stir a pot and bustled away through a door.”
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