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monkey nut

noun Slang.
  1. a peanut.
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Origin of monkey nut

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples of monkey nut

  • It was still grappling with a monkey-nut, but no doubt a different one.

    Once a Week

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • She (Evangeline) was balancing easily on one leg, while with the other leg and her beak she tried to peel a monkey-nut.

  • He was holding a tiny gourd, no larger than a monkey-nut, suspended from a necklace of polished crocodile teeth.

British Dictionary definitions for monkey nut

monkey nut

  1. British another name for a peanut
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