- 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
Words nearby nut
Definition for nut (2 of 3)
noun Egyptian Religion.
Definition for nut (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for nut
When Yi and Ambopteryx first appeared in the late Jurassic Period, they could feast on seeds, insects, and small nuts without much competition.Dinosaurs may have evolved into birds, but early flights didn’t go so well|Kate Baggaley|October 23, 2020|Popular Science
Schneider’s strategy emphasizes the kinds of nuts-and-bolts of energy management capabilities that clients demand as they chart out an emissions-cutting strategy.
Aiming to distinguish itself from other vegan ice cream makers, Eclipse makes its ice cream base in a kitchen, not a lab, using only whole, sustainable ingredients—no GMOs, no nuts, no soy, no coconut, and no gluten.This plant-based ice cream startup celebrated its first summer season during a pandemic|Rachel King|October 12, 2020|Fortune
Using a book like Peterson’s Field Guide to Wild Edible Plants can help you to safely identify and prepare tree nuts, seeds, roots and many other edible plant parts.
The network then groups items together so it can understand, for example, that trail mix has more in common with dried fruit or nuts than it does with coffee.
Beech-Nut is still in existence, and is the third largest baby food manufacturer in the United States.
White King Soap sponsored the show on the West Coast, and Beech-Nut Gum in the East.
The Donbass region is a harder nut to crack—the Ukrainians are determined to keep it.Putin Is Lying on Ukraine—and the West Can’t Stop Him|Jamie Dettmer|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the first 32 minutes of Left Behind, the message is this: Christians are nut jobs.‘Left Behind’ Review: Nicolas Cage’s Bible Movie Is God-Awful|Matthew Paul Turner|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bob McDonnell went from GOP family-values godsend to blaming everything on his ‘nut bag’ wife.The Religious Right's 'Nice Guy' Who Threw His Wife Under the Bus|Patricia Murphy|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was a hard nut to crack, if his past were not to be ruthlessly severed from Angel's by a word.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
It is prepared from the nut of the areca palm, one of the most beautiful trees in the world.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
For each guest there was a cocoa-nut shell, half-filled with miti, a sourish beverage extracted from the cocoa-palm.
We had each of us a fresh cocoa-nut with a hole bored in it, containing at least a pint of clear, sweet-tasting water.
It is about the size of a nut, with a brown verrucous outside; the edible part is white and tender, and the kernel black.
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