- Informal. a very small amount of money: working for peanuts.
- Slang. barbiturates.
- small pieces of Styrofoam used as a packing material.
Related formspea·nut·ty, adjective
Examples from the Web for peanut
A famous 1916 publication proclaimed: “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption.”
The following year, he testified before Congress about the U.S. peanut industry.
Titanic once bet a peanut vendor $10 he could throw a peanut across Times Square in New York.
Soon Johnny Carson was having more fun with Cleveland and its mayor than a monkey with a peanut.
The media and peanut gallery missed that class and immediately cast them as “others.”
It is needless to say that the peanut party is strictly a "hen" function.Cupology|Clara
I know the peanut industry, but I am not telling any of my business in a letter.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
They used to bounce in unannounced and eat up all our peanut butter.Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School|Dorothy Whitehill
And be sure to alternate pedestrianism with motoring, and the "peanut" gallery with the stage-box.The Joyful Heart|Robert Haven Schauffler
Fill the cavity with peanut butter and press together again.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for peanut
- a leguminous plant, Arachis hypogaea, of tropical America: widely cultivated for its edible seeds. The seed pods are forced underground where they ripenSee also hog peanut
- Also called: goober, goober pea, (Brit) groundnut, (Brit) monkey nut the edible nutlike seed of this plant, used for food and as a source of oil