A bowl of mixed nuts (hard-shelled seeds).
Assorted nuts (fasteners with internal threads).
Middle English , nute , from note Old English , from hnutu Proto-Germanic *hnuts ( " nut " ) (compare West Frisian , nút Dutch , noot German , Nuss Danish , nød Swedish , nöt Norwegian ), from nøtt Proto-Indo-European (compare *knew- Irish , cnó Latin nux ( " walnut " ), Albanian nyç ( " a gnarl " )).
nut ( plural )
nuts A hard-shelled
There are many sort of nuts: pea nuts, cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts and more. A piece of metal, usually
square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft.
Hypernym: fastener 1998, Brian Hingley, Furniture Repair & Refinishing - Page 95 
As the bolt tightens into the nut, it pulls the tenon on the side rail into the mortise in the bedpost and locks them together. There are also some European beds that reverse the bolt and nut by setting the nut into the bedpost with the bolt inserted into a slotted area in the side of the rail.
( slang ) A crazy person.
Synonyms: , loony , nutbag , nutcase ; nutter see also Thesaurus: mad person He was driving his car like a nut. 1975, Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, spoken by McMurphy (Jack Nicholson): Which one of you nuts has got any guts?
( slang ) The head.
Synonyms: , bonce noodle 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, , chapter V: Jeeves in the Offing Let the Cream get firmly in her nut the idea that Sir Roderick Glossop was not the butler, the whole butler and nothing but the butler, and disaster, as I saw it, loomed.
( US , slang ) Monthly expense to keep a venture running.
( US , slang ) The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.
1971, Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Harper Perennial (2005), page 11:
My attorney was waiting in a bar around the corner. "This won't make the nut," he said, "unless we have unlimited credit."
( US , slang ) A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.
( music , lutherie ) On stringed instruments such as guitars and violins, the small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height.
( typography slang ) En, a unit of measurement equal to half of the height of the type in use.
( dated , Britain , slang ) An extravagantly fashionable young man. [1910s-1920s]
1914, "Saki", 'The Dreamer', Beasts and Superbeasts, Penguin 2000 ( Complete Short Stories ), p. 323:
'You are not going to be what they call a Nut, are you?' she inquired with some anxiety, partly with the idea that a Nut would be an extravagance which her sister's small household would scarcely be justified in incurring [...].
( vulgar , slang , chiefly plural ) A testicle.
Synonyms: , ball bollock ( taboo slang ), nads I kicked him in the nuts.
( vulgar , slang , uncountable ) Semen, ejaculate.
2005 July, "Breakdown", in Spin, page 104: As loudmouthed lovermen, these Lil Jon-endorsed ATLiens denigrate women from the window to the wall, generously offering to "make nut come out your nose."
( vulgar , slang , countable ) Orgasm, ejaculation; especially release of semen
He just needs a good nut to make him feel better.
2020, Dontavious Robinson, Gangster Mission Part One, Page Publishing, Inc ( ->ISBN)
[... ] feelin' her pussy grippin' his dick as her nut lubricated him [... ] For more quotations using this term, see Citations:nut.
( colloquial ) An extreme enthusiast.
a fashion nut
a gun nut a sailing nut
( climbing ) A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used to protect a climb. (Originally, machine nuts [sense #2] were used for this purpose.)
2005, Tony Lourens, Guide to climbing page 88
When placing nuts, always look for constrictions within the crack, behind which the nut can be wedged.
( poker , only in attributive use ) The best possible hand of a certain type, for instance: "nut straight", "nut flush", and "nut full house". Compare nuts ( " the best possible hand available " ).
nut straight = the best possible straight available (it can't be beat by any other straight, though it can still be beat by a better non-straight hand)
nut flush = the best possible flush available nut full house = the best possible full house available The
tumbler of a gunlock.
(Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?) ( nautical ) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.
( ninum ) Albanian:
arrë (sq) Arabic:
? f ( jawza ), f pl ( mukassar?t ) Armenian:
? (hy) ( ?nkuyz ) Azerbaijani:
qoz (az) Bashkir:
( sätläwek ) Belarusian:
m ( aréx ) Bengali:
( badam ) Brunei Malay:
(bg) m ( óreh ) ( walnut ), ? (bg) m ( f?stk ) ( pistachio, peanut ), ? (bg) m ( lé?nik ) ( hazelnut ) Burmese:
(my) ( a.hkwammasi: ) Catalan:
nou (ca) f Chamicuro:
Mandarin: , (zh) (zh) ( ji?ngu? ) Cree:
( paakaan ) Crimean Tatar:
, ceviz qoz Czech:
o?ech (cs) m Danish:
nød (da) Dutch:
noot (nl) f Esperanto:
nøt f Finnish:
pähkinä (fi) French:
fruit sec (fr) , m noix (fr) f ( literally 'walnut' but often used generically ) Friulian:
nole f Galician:
noz (gl) , f froita seca (gl) f Georgian:
( ?a?ali ), ( txili ) German:
f Alemannic German: Nüßli ( diminutive; 'little nut' ) Greek:
(el) m ( xirós karpós ), (el) n ( karýdi )
Ancient: n ( káruon ) Haitian Creole:
(he) m ( egóz ) Hindi:
(hi) m ( axro? ) Hungarian:
dió (hu) ( walnut in particular and an element in the name of some other nuts ), dióféle ( literally: 'walnut-like', the family of this fruit ), dió-, mogyoró- és gesztenyeféle ( walnuts, hazelnuts/peanuts, chestnuts, and related fruits ) Icelandic:
hneta (is) , f hnota f ( rare ) Indonesian:
kacang (id) Irish:
cnó (ga) , m meas
m Old Irish: cnú f Isan:
please add this translation if you can Italian:
noce (it) f Japanese:
( , kenka ), (ja) ( , konomi, , kinomi ), ( nattsu ) Javanese:
please add this translation if you can Kazakh:
(kk) ( jañ?aq ) Khmer:
(km) ( kroap ) Korean:
/ (ko) (ko) ( gyeon-gwa ) Kumyk:
? ( qoz ) Kyrgyz:
(ky) ( cañgak ) Lao:
( ng? pak ) Latgalian: r?ksts
that fits on a bolt
please add this translation if you can Arabic:
f ( ?am?la ) Armenian:
? (hy) ( pndak ), (hy) ( manek ) Azerbaijani:
qayka , (az) somun (az) Basque:
f ( hájka ) Bulgarian:
(bg) f ( gájka ) Burmese:
? (my) ( mulihkaung: ), ? (my) ( jawi ) Chinese:
Mandarin: (zh) ( luóm? ), ? (zh) ( m? ), (zh) ( luómào ) Czech:
matka (cs) , f matice (cs) f Danish:
møtrik c Dutch:
moer (nl) f Esperanto:
mutter (et) Finnish:
mutteri (fi) French:
écrou (fr) m Georgian:
( kan?i ) German:
Mutter (de) f Greek:
(el) n ( paximádi ) Hebrew:
(he) ( um ) Hindi:
(hi) m ( na? ) Hungarian:
anyacsavar (hu) Irish:
cnó (ga) m Italian:
dado (it) m Japanese:
(ja) ( natto ) Kazakh:
(kk) ( tegir ), ( som?n ) Khmer:
? ( kbaal lao sii ), ( s?nteah kcav ), ( kcav ?ii ) Korean:
(ko) ( neoteu ), ( amnasa ) Kyrgyz:
(ky) ( gayka ), ? (ky) ( ülük ) Latvian:
uzgrieznis m Lithuanian:
ver?l? f Macedonian: ? f ( navrtka )
slang: insane person
m ( ma?b?l ) Armenian:
(hy) ( gi? ) Dutch:
gek (nl) , m gekkin (nl) , f ( Belgium and South Netherlands ) zot (nl) , m zottin (nl) f Finnish:
hullu , (fi) kahjo , (fi) pöljä , (fi) pöpi (fi) French:
fou (fr) , m folle (fr) f Georgian:
? ( gi?i ), ( gadareuli ), ( darexvili ) German:
Irre (de) , f Irrer (de) , m Spinner (de) m Greek:
(el) m ( trelós ) Hungarian:
, bolond ember ?rült ember Irish:
gealt f Italian:
pazzo (it) m Japanese:
(ja) ( ?, kichigái ) Korean: ( michin saram )
trakais , m jucis m Macedonian:
m ( ?uknat ) Norwegian:
galning , m gærning m Polish:
?wir (pl) m Portuguese:
louco (pt) , m doido (pt) , m maluco (pt) m Romanian:
nebun (ro) , m ?icnit (ro) m Russian:
(ru) m ( sumas?éd?ij ), (ru) m ( ?óknutyj ), ? (ru) m ( psix ), (ru) m ( ?ízik ) Spanish:
loco (es) , m chiflado (es) , m chalado (es) m ( Spain ), , cabra loca como una cabra Swedish:
galen , (sv) knäppis (sv) c Tagalog:
, tanga baliw (tl) Telugu:
? ( tikkala vyakti ), ? ( ti?gara vyakti ) Tok Pisin: longlongman
slang: orgasm; ejaculation
amount of money necessary to set up some
musical instruments: small piece that holds the strings at the proper spacing
typography: unit equal to half of the height of the type in use
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nut ( third-person singular simple present , nuts present participle , nutting simple past and past participle nutted or ( nonstandard ) )
( mostly in the form "nutting" ) To gather nuts.
1575, John Stephen Farmer, editor, Five anonymous plays, Early English Dramatists , volume Fourth Series, London: William How for Richard Ihones, page 171:  I will no more a-nutting go ; That journey caused all this woe.
1847, Howitt's Journal of Literature and Popular Progress: [... ] the huge country fellow [... ] leapt forth from the underwood, exclaiming "That is not allowed, gentlemen! That is not allowed! Nobody is allowed to nut here; I must take your names to Sir John!" 1978, Edwin Way Teale, A walk through the year , Dodd, Mead,  , page 238: ->ISBN We are going a-nutting.
( Britain , transitive , slang ) To hit deliberately with the head; to headbutt.
Synonyms: , butt , Glasgow kiss , Liverpool kiss loaf 1999, Nik Cohn, Yes we have no: adventures in the other England: One night, we were fumbling each other out by the toilets when a Rocker in full leathers came out of the Gents and, without breaking stride or saying a word, nutted me square between the eyes. I went down as though shot... ( slang , mildly vulgar ) To orgasm; to ejaculate.
Synonyms: , blow a nut ; bust a nut see also Thesaurus: ejaculate
1996, "Bust A Nut", performed by Uncle Luke ft. The Notorious B.I.G.: I got a bitch that suck my dick 'til I nut For more quotations using this term, see Citations:nut.
( Scotland , colloquial ) No.
1995, Alan Warner, Morvern Callar, Vintage 2015, p. 26:
Did you like them boys? I goes.
Nut. She shook her hair. Neither?
Nut. Right townies.
nut ( plural [please provide])
From the adjective
Middle Dutch nutte ( " useful " ), or from Middle Dutch nut ( " yield " ), from Old Dutch , from *nut Proto-Germanic , *nutj? *nutj? ( " profit, yield, utility " ), from Proto-Indo-European *newd- ( " to seize; grasp; use " ).
(: key) /n?t/
nut Rhymes: -?t
nut ( n )
use, point, utility, sense
Synonym: zin benefit
nut ( comparative , nutter superlative )
nutst ( obsolete ) useful
Alternative form of not
Old Norse .
nut ( m definite singular , nuten indefinite plural , nuter definite plural )
nutene a tall, rounded mountain top
References "nut" in The Bokmål Dictionary.
Old Norse .
nut ( m definite singular , nuten indefinite plural , nutar definite plural )
nutane a tall, rounded mountain top
References "nut" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
Old Norse , from hnot Proto-Germanic .
nut (consonant stem)
f genitive plural of nuta
( South Scots ) no; used to show disagreement or negation.
Alternative form of naut
Further reading Elizabeth Pearce, A Grammar of Unua (2015)