- 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
In response, some Republicans will pander to the party’s nut cases, and others will try to finesse the questions they raise.The Republican Party’s future: Being terrorized by its unhinged base|Paul Waldman|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In a medium bowl, stir the nuts, sugar and salt until combined.Dig into this fall-spice pudding pie nestled in a nut crust and topped with whipped cream|Erin Jeanne McDowell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
This recipe cuts down the sweetness and adds nuts on top for some textural variation.Mashed, roasted, crispy or creamy: Our best potato recipes for your holiday table|Kari Sonde|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Then add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, nuts, and grated apple to the melted butter.Ease into Winter with Backcountry-Approved Comfort Food|Christina Bernstein|November 12, 2020|Outside Online
Serve them over yogurt or oatmeal the morning of Thanksgiving, or later in the day with creamy cheeses or spiced nuts.Thanksgiving appetizer recipes and easy cocktails to start the feast off right|Daniela Galarza, Becky Krystal|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
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