Synonyms for nut


Grammar : Noun
Spell : nuht
Phonetic Transcription : nʌt

Top 10 synonyms for nut Other synonyms for the word nut

Définition of nut

Origin :
  • "hard seed," Old English hnutu, from Proto-Germanic *khnut- (cf. Old Norse hnot, Dutch noot, Old High German hnuz, German nuß "nut"), from PIE *kneu- "nut" (cf. Latin nux; see nucleus). Sense of "testicle" is attested from 1915. Nut-brown is from c.1300 of animals; c.1500 of complexions of women.
  • Meaning "crazy person, crank" is attested from 1903, (British form nutter first attested 1958; nut-case is from 1959); see nuts. American English slang sense of "amount of money required for something" is first recorded 1912. The nut that goes onto a bolt is first recorded 1610s (used of other small mechanical pieces since early 15c.). Nuts and bolts "fundamentals" is from 1960.
  • noun seed of fruit, vegetable
  • noun crazy, overenthusiastic person
Example sentences :
  • It represents a sort of nut, itself too bulky for a railway truck.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • You miserable little beast—with cats everywhere, and not a nut for miles!
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He'll be out for de goods; it's a gal owns him, an' dere'll be nut'in' doin'.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • "Smash him, Sam—smash in his nut for him," piped the smallest Micky cheerfully.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • You cracked the nut with me; it doesn't become you to sneer at it now!
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • Some people make liquor of the outside shell when the nut is ripe, but neither the colour nor the flavour is then so fine.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • The surmise that Galusha Bangs was a "nut" became a conviction.
  • Extract from : « Galusha the Magnificent » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "A nut," was the reply, given with the assurance of absolute conviction.
  • Extract from : « Galusha the Magnificent » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The colour of the island is green and gold; its flavour is that of a nut.
  • Extract from : « The Little Manx Nation - 1891 » by Hall Caine
  • This will damage the thread and prevent the nut from turning loose.
  • Extract from : « The Automobile Storage Battery » by O. A. Witte

Antonyms for nut

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