- a person, problem, or thing difficult to understand or deal with
- foolish, silly, or crazy
Other Word Forms of Nut
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Nut
- hard nut to crack
- off one's nut
Origin of Nut
From Middle English nute, note, from Old English hnutu, from Proto-Germanic *hnutuz (“nut") (cf. West Frisian nút, Dutch noot, German Nuss, Danish nød, Swedish nöt), from Proto-Indo-European *knu-, *kneu- (cf. Irish cnó, Latin nux (“walnut"), Albanian nyç (“a gnarl")).
Middle English nute from Old English hnutu
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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