Wooden-spoon meaning

A spoon made from wood, commonly used in food preparation.
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(idiomatic) An ironic prize for finishing last in a competition.
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(Cambridge University, slang, dated) The last junior optime who takes a university degree.
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(US, college, slang, dated) 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.
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