Nut - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |nʌt|  American pronunciation of the word nut
Brit.  |nʌt|  British pronunciation of the word nut


- usually large hard-shelled seed
- Egyptian goddess of the sky
- a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
- half the width of an em (syn: en)
- a whimsically eccentric person (syn: crackpot, crank, fruitcake, screwball)
- someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction (syn: addict, freak, junkie, junky)
a car nut
- one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens (syn: ball, egg, orchis, testicle)


- gather nuts

Extra examples

The squirrel cracked the nut and ate the meat inside.

The squirrel sat and ate the nut.

Are you allergic to nuts?

That guy is a real nut.

She's a real baseball nut.

I asked him how he nutted up the idea.

We were sitting round the fire cracking nuts (=opening them).

Use a wrench to loosen the nut.

My dad is such a nut.

What are you, some kind of nut?

Oh come on, use your nut!

He just turned round and nutted me!

Word forms

I/you/we/they: nut
he/she/it: nuts
present participle: nutting
past tense: nutted
past participle: nutted
singular: nut
plural: nuts
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