An example of a nut is how you would keep a metal screw from popping out of its hole.
An example of a nut is an almond.
Painting the closet was a tough nut to crack.
A movie nut.
There are many sort of nuts - peanuts, cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts and more.
An example of a nut is a person who yells at the top of their lungs for no reason in public places.
An example of a nut is a nut about antiques, one who loves antiques.
- a person, problem, or thing difficult to understand or deal with
- foolish, silly, or crazy
Other Word Forms
Origin of nut
- Middle English nute from Old English hnutu
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition