nut
I. noun Etymology: Middle English nute, note, from Old English hnutu; akin to Old High German nuz nut and perhaps to Latin nux nut Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel (2) the kernel of a nut b. a dry indehiscent one-seeded fruit with a woody pericarp 2. a. a hard problem or undertaking b. core, heart 3. a perforated block usually of metal that has an internal screw thread and is used on a bolt or screw for tightening or holding something 4. the ridge in a stringed instrument (as a violin) over which the strings pass on the upper end of the fingerboard 5. a small lump (as of butter) 6. a. a foolish, eccentric, or crazy person b. enthusiast <
a movie nut
>
7. plural nonsense — often used interjectionally 8. slang a person's head 9. usually vulgar testis 10. the amount of money that must be earned in order to break even 11. en 1 • nutlike adjective II. intransitive verb (nutted; nutting) Date: 1604 to gather or seek nuts

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  • nut — (n.) hard seed, O.E. hnutu, from P.Gmc. *khnut (Cf. O.N. hnot, Du. noot, O.H.G. hnuz, Ger. nuß nut ), from PIE *kneu nut (Cf. L. nux; see NUCLEUS (Cf. nucleus)). Sense of testicle is attes …   Etymology dictionary

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