- a person who is very enthusiastic about something; buff; enthusiast; devotee: He's a real circus nut.
- an extremely concerned or zealous person: My boss is a nut on double-checking everything.
- a foolish, silly, or eccentric person.
- an insane person; psychotic.
- the operating expenses, usually figured weekly, of a theatrical production or other commercial enterprise; a break-even point.
- the total cost of producing a theatrical production or of forming and opening any new business venture.
- the ledge, as of ebony, at the upper end of the fingerboard, over which the strings pass.
- the movable piece at the lower end of the bow, by means of which the hairs may be slackened or tightened.
verb (used without object), nut·ted, nut·ting.
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Idioms for nut
- a problem difficult to solve; a formidable undertaking.
- a person difficult to know, understand, or convince.
- Sometimes Offensive. foolish, silly, or insane.
- confused; unreasonable.
- mistaken or wrong: You're off your nut if you think such a plan can succeed.
Origin of nut
OTHER WORDS FROM nutnutlike, adjective
Definition for nut (2 of 3)
noun Egyptian Religion.
Definition for nut (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for nut
Marvin takes off his T-shirt and dives into his swimming pool.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Director Yoo Dong-hun and screenwriter Lee Jung-u were arrested for firebombing theaters.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within a few summer weeks, “Hot N—” had become an inescapable pop-culture phenomenon and Bobby landed a major record deal.
Despite all the gun talk in “Hot N—,” everyone wanted a piece of him and his magic.
And people were going crazy until the movie hit and it was ‘n---a’ 110 times on Christmas.
There'll be heaps uh fun in the Cypress Hills country when they get t' runnin' the whisky-jacks out.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
M was a Miser, and hoarded up gold; N was a Nobleman, gallant and bold.
U was an Usurer, a miserable elf; V was a Vintner, who drank all himself.
An with that I laid down on the settee, an felt orful bad, an the more I tho't about it, the wus I felt.
I've tried to teach lots of folks; an' sum learns quick, an' some don't never learn; it's jest 's 't strikes 'em.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for nut (1 of 2)
- an eccentric person
- a person who is mentally disturbed
- the ledge or ridge at the upper end of the fingerboard of a violin, cello, etc, over which the strings pass to the tuning pegs
- the end of a violin bow that is held by the player
verb nuts, nutting or nutted
Derived forms of nutnutlike, adjective
Word Origin for nut
British Dictionary definitions for nut (2 of 2)
abbreviation for (in Britain)
Scientific definitions for nut
Idioms and Phrases with nut
In addition to the idioms beginning with nuts
- nuts about, be
- nuts and bolts, the
- drive someone crazy (nuts)
- from soup to nuts
- hard nut to crack