- a powerful, heavy animal.
- a strong, thickset man.
Origin of nugget
Related Words for nuggetclod, wad, ingot, gold, chunk, treasure, hunk, rock, mass, clump, plum, bullion
Examples from the Web for nugget
Contemporary Examples of nugget
I always find at least one nugget of information that I can immediately apply to the work I do.The Best Apps for Developing Sherlock Holmes-Like Reading Skills
March 25, 2014
The Wen Wei Po article contains a nugget that tells us why Beijing wanted to get back at the regime in Pyongyang.North Korea's Monstrous Murder Methods
Gordon G. Chang
January 5, 2014
Yet inside this shabby story is a nugget of insight screaming to get out.Why is David Siegel so Mad?
October 10, 2012
Historical Examples of nugget
Keith's smile broadened as he was handed this nugget of wisdom.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
I bought a copy of the "Nugget" and went into the Sourdough Restaurant to read it.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
The sheriff burst in the door with Nugget McDermott close behind.Jubilation, U.S.A.
G. L. Vandenburg
That nugget of information was the stuff from which Survey reports were made.Storm Over Warlock
In a moment all were crowded around him, eagerly examining the nugget.The Cave of Gold
Word Origin for nugget
1852, "lump of gold," probably from southwestern England dialectal nug "lump," of unknown origin [OED]. Another theory is that it is from a misdivision of an ingot. Transferred sense is from 1859.