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A bowl of mixed nuts (hard-shelled seeds).
Assorted nuts (fasteners with internal threads).

English

Etymology

From Middle English nute < Old English hnutu. Cognate with Latin nux, Dutch noot, German Nuss, Old Icelandic hnot (Icelandic hneta, hnot) and Spanish nuez.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
nut

Plural
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  1. A hard-shelled seed.
  2. A fastener: a piece of metal, usually square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft.
  3. (informal) An insane person.
  4. (slang) The head.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A testicle.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.
    • 1971: My attorney was waiting in a bar around the corner. “This won't make the nut,” he said, “unless we have unlimited credit.” — Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 11)
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.
  8. (music) On string instruments such as guitars and violins, the small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height.

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Verb

Infinitive
to nut

Third person singular
nut

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
t

to nut (third-person singular simple present nut, present participle t, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hit deliberately with the head; to headbutt.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To ejaculate (semen).

Dutch

Noun

nut n. (plural nutten, diminutive nutje)

  1. use, benefit

Derived terms


Scots

Pronunciation

Interjection

nut!

  1. (South Scots) no; used to show disagreement or negation.

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