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  • n. A spoon made from wood, commonly used in food preparation.
  • n. An ironic prize for finishing last in a competition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a booby prize consisting of a spoon made of wood
  • n. a spoon made of wood


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  • She was looking, Mariam said, forthe long wooden spoon she used to stir rice.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • I rest the wooden spoon on a plate alongside the simmering pot of ribollita, turn off the burner, and go to let them in.

    The Kitchen Daughter

  • Annie placed her wooden spoon on the night-stand, then put her small hands on his bare shoulders and gently pushed him flat.

    Annie, Get Your Guy & Messing Around With Max

  • 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.

    Locked Rooms


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