easter egg


General English


  • Within a computer application, a hidden message, function, feature, or the like. These may only be found through an obscure sequence of keystrokes, and may contain anything from an animated greeting to a different and complete working program.


  • (written as Easter egg)
    A hollow egg-shaped chocolate confection given as a gift at Easter
  • (written as Easter egg)
    A hard-boiled egg with the shell painted and decorated, regarded as a symbol of fertility or resurrection according to beliefs and given as a gift at Easter. In the UK, rolled down hills by children until broken.