Dictionary: NUN – NZ


• NUNCUPATE
adj. a1548 obs. rare – called, named
vb. 1. 1550 obs. – to dedicate a work to someone
vb. 2. 1606 obs. – to express a vow in words, to announce or declare a promise
vb. 3. 1609 obs. rare – to call, to name, to designate
vb. 4. a1677 – to declare a will orally
 
• NUNDINATE
vb. 1623 obs. – to buy and sell at fairs or markets
 
• NUNKY
n. 1798 obs. exc. Eng. dial. – an uncle; also, a familiar term of address to an elderly man  
 
• NUNNERY
n. Bk1902 sl. – a brothel
 
• NUNNY-FUDGER
n. 1. B1900 Eng. dial. – a meddlesome, prying person  
n. 2. B1900 Eng. dial. – the wren, Troglodytes vulgaris 
 
• NUN’S HABIT
n. 20C Brit. rhyming sl. – a rabbit
 
• NUNTY
adj. 1. 1838 Eng. dial. – dressed in a shabby or old-fashioned way, dowdy, unstylish: applied to female dress 
adj. 2. 1856 Eng. dial. – precise in dress, neat, trim, dapper  
adj. 3. 1876 Eng. dial. – stout or chubby, combined with shortness  
adj. 4. 1879 Eng. dial. – handy, convenient  
adj. 5. 1894 Eng. dial. – of persons: ill-tempered, cross, sulky  
 
NUPPENCE
n. 1886 Brit. sl. – no money  
 
NUPSON
n. 1607 obs. – a simpleton, a fool
 
NUPTIALIZE
vb. 1857 rare – to get married
 
• NUPTIATE
vb. 1872 Amer. – to marry  
 
• NURD
n. 1. 1950s sl., orig. US – an unpleasant, insignificant, or dull person  
n. 2. 1951 sl., chiefly US – a person lacking in social skills, fashion sense, or both; an ineffectual or incompetent person; someone studious but socially inept; an oaf, a jerk  
 
• NUREMBERG TRIALS
n. 20C Brit. rhyming sl. – piles
 
• NURK
n. 1966 Brit. sl. – a contemptible person  
 
• NURLY
adj. 1. 1871 Eng. & Amer. dial. – ill-tempered, cross-grained
adj. 2. 1806 Amer. – knotty, gnarled  
adj. 3. B1900 Eng. dial. – of soil: lying in lumps  
 
• NURN
vb. 1. a1300 obs. – to utter, say, to speak, to discourse
vb. 2. a1300 obs. – to ask or request; to urge or press
vb. 3. a1300 obs. – to offer, to proffer
vb. 4. B1900 obs. – to complain, to murmur
 
• NURP
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to pinch with cold  
 
• NURSE
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – breast milk  
 
• NURSEMENT
n. 1927 Amer. dial. – breast milk  
 
• NURSE-NAME
n. 1605 – a nickname, a pet name
 
• NURSERY
n. 19C Brit. sl. – the female genitals  
 
• NURSERY RHYME
n. 1990s Brit. rhyming sl. – crime
 
• NURSERY RHYMES
n. 20C Brit. sl. – the Times newspaper
 
• NURTS
int. 20C sl. – an exclamation of disbelief  
n. 20C US sl. – the testicles  
 
• NURVIL
n. 1499 obs. rare – a little man; a dwarf
 
• NUSH
n. 1859 Amer. sl. – the mouth  
 
• NUSHNIK
n. 1983 Amer. dial. – a privy  
 
• NUT
n. 1. 1846 Brit. colloq. – the head; hence, brains, intelligence  
n. 2. 1856 Brit. sl. – a person  
n. 3. 1908 sl. – a crazy or insane person; an eccentric; a foolish person  
n. 4. 1909 US sl. – a regular and recurring expense  
n. 5. 1910s sl. – a dandy; a very well-dressed, fashionable (if not overly intelligent) young man  
n. 6. 1912 US sl. – the cost of a venture  
n. 7. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – an undesirable person
n. 8. 1934 sl., orig. US – someone who favours or enjoys something; an enthusiast  
n. 9. 1951 US sl. – a bankroll  
n. 10. 1951 US sl. – in horse racing: a horse picked by a racing newspaper to win a race  
n. 11. 1968 US sl. – an orgasm, esp. of a male  
n. 12. 1990 US sl. – in horse racing: the tax levied on bets by the track and the state  
n. 13. 1991 US sl. – an act of sexual intercourse; sex as an activity  
n. 14. 1991 US sl. – semen  
n. 15. 1998 NZ sl. – a rugby ball  
n. 16. 20C Aust. sl. – a testicle
n. 17. 2002 Brit. sl. – the female breast; usually in the plural  
vb. 1. 1937 sl. – to head-butt someone or hit someone on the head  
vb. 2. 1950 Amer. dial. – to castrate  
vb. 3. 1971 US sl. – to have sex  
vb. 4. 1974 sl. – to kill deliberately
vb. 5. 1999 US sl. – to have an orgasm, esp. of a male  
 
• NUT AND GUT
adj. 2002 Brit. sl. – mental and physical  
 
• NUTATE
vb. 1880 rare – to droop or bend downwards
 
• NUTBAG
n. 1. 1971 Amer. sl. – the scrotum
n. 2. 1990s Amer. sl., derogatory – a term of abuse
n. 3. 1997 US sl. – a mesh restraint used by police to restrain violent people  
 
• NUTBOX
n. 1965 US sl. – a mental hospital  
 
• NUTCAKE
n. 1967 US sl. – an eccentric or crazy person  
 
• NUT CASE
n. 1944 Aust. sl. – an eccentric; a madman  
 
• NUT-CHOKERS
n. 1971 Aust. sl. – men’s underpants  
 
• NUT COLLEGE
n. 1931 US sl. – a mental hospital  
 
• NUTCRACK
n. 1892 Amer. dial. – an implement for cracking nutshells  
 
• NUTCRACKER
n. 1. 1977 US sl. – a stern person; a strict disciplinarian, esp. a woman who crushes a man’s spirit  
n. 2. 1977 US sl. – a railway roundhouse mechanic
 
• NUTCRACKER FACE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – one with a thin, sharp face  
 
• NUTCRACKERS
n. 1998 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘knackers’ – the testicles  
 
• NUTCRUSHER
n. 1999 Brit. sl. – a hard man or woman; a strict disciplinarian  
 
• NUTCUT
n. 1972 US sl. – the critical point in an enterprise or operation  
 
• NUT-CUTTING
n. 1968 US sl. – the most critical and distasteful stage in a project or operation  
 
• NUT FACTORY
n. 1915 US sl. – a mental hospital  
 
• NUT FARM
n. 1940 US sl. – a hospital for the mentally ill  
 
• NUT FLUSH
n. 1979 US sl. – in poker: a hand with all cards of the same suit and an ace as the high card  
 
• NUTHATCH
n. 1972 Amer. sl. – a madman; a fool
 
• NUTHEAD
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – a very silly or light-headed person  
 
• NUTHOUSE
n. 1. 1906 Amer. sl. – an insane asylum
n. 2. 1926 Amer. sl. – a fool
n. 3. 1933 Amer. sl. – a place of noise and confusion
 
• NUT JOB
n. 1972 Amer. sl. – an insane or very eccentric person
 
• NUTMEG
n. 1821 sl. – a White New Englander, esp. of Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island
 
• NUTMEG-MAKER
n. 1883 sl. – a White New Englander, esp. of Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island
 
• NUT OFF
vb. 1974 sl. – to kill deliberately
 
• NUTOLOGY
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – the study of fools  
 
• NUT ON
vb. 1966 Amer. sl. – to ignore
 
• NUT OUT
vb. 1. 1919 Amer. sl., esp. African-American – to become insane; to abandon restraint
vb. 2. 20C Aust. sl. – to think out; to solve a problem, plan of action, etc.
 
• NUTPICK
n. 1918 Amer. sl., esp. military usage – a psychiatrist
 
• NUTPICKER
n. 1919 Amer. sl., esp. military usage – a psychiatrist
 
• NUTRIBLE
adj. 1607 obs. rare – nutritious, nourishing
 
• NUT ROLE
n. 1967 African-American sl. – an instance of feigned insanity or stupidity
 
• NUT ROLL
n. 1995 Amer. sl. – a lunatic
 
• NUTS
adj. 1846 Amer. sl. – insane, crazy, out of one’s senses
int. 1910 Amer. sl. – used to express disgust, disbelief, rejection, anger, etc.
n. 1. 1915 sl. – testicles
n. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – nonsense  
vb. 1941 Amer. sl. – to fool around
 
• THE NUTS
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  
n. 1932 US sl. – an excellent person or thing  
 
• NUTS ABOUT
adj. 1785 – fond of; enthusiastic about; liking; often implying sexual infatuation  
vb. 1. 1940s US sl. – to wander around aimlessly
vb. 2. 1940s US sl. – to mess about; to fool around

• NUTSACK
n. 1. 1971 Amer. sl. – the scrotum
n. 2. 1990s Amer. sl., derogatory – a term of abuse

• NUTS-AND-BOLTS
adj. 1. 1920s sl. – crazy, insane
adj. 2. 1960s sl. – basic, practical
n. 1960s sl. – (as ‘nuts and bolts) the basics of a situation; the fundamental issues

• NUTS AND SLUTS
n. 1970s US students’ sl. – a course in abnormal psychology

• NUTS AROUND
vb. 1. 1940s US sl. – to wander around aimlessly
vb. 2. 1940s US sl. – to mess about; to fool around
 
• NUTSEY
adj. a1941 sl., orig. & chiefly US – crazy, eccentric  
 
• NUT SHARP
n. 1924 Amer. sl. – a psychiatrist

• NUTSHOT
n. 2000s US sl. – a blow to the testicles
 
• NUTSO
adj. 1979 Amer. sl. – crazy
n. 1978 Amer. sl. – a crazy person
 
• NUTS ON
adj. 1785 – fond of; enthusiastic about; liking; often implying sexual infatuation

• NUTS OVER
adj. 1910s – fond of; enthusiastic about; liking; often implying sexual infatuation  

• NUTSY
adj. 1. 1923 Amer. sl. – crazy, insane
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  
n. 1962 Amer. sl. – a crazy person

• NUTTED
adj. M19 sl. – fooled by the claims of one who poses as being an obsessive admirer
 
• NUTTER
n. 1. 1958 Brit. sl. – a violent deranged person; a mad or insane person  
n. 2. 1960s sl. – the head
n. 3. 1968 Amer. dial. – one who castrates animals  

• NUTTER BUTTER
n. 1990s US students’ sl. – a person who is unaware or inattentive
 
• NUTTERY
n. 1931 sl. – a mental hospital  
 
• NUTTIER THAN A PEACH-ORCHARD PIG
adj. 1992 Amer. dial. – very crazy  
 
• NUTTINESS
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – eccentricity  
 
• NUTTY
adj. 1. 18C sl. – smart, spruce, attractive
adj. 2. L19 sl. – piquant, spicy
adj. 3. 1898 sl. – crazy, eccentric  
adj. 4. 19C sl. – very fond of, obsessed with
adj. 5. 1930s African-American sl. – excellent, first-rate
n. 1947 naval sl. – chocolates and other sweets  

• NUTTY ABOUT
adj. 1910s sl., orig. US – fond of, obsessed with
 
• NUTTY AS A CUCKOO
adj. 1922 Amer. dial. – crazy, demented, insane  
 
• NUTTY AS A FRUITCAKE
adj. 1898 sl. – crazy, eccentric  
 
• NUTTY-COCK
n. 1895 Eng. dial. obs. – a term of endearment

• NUTTY UPON
adj. 19C sl. – amorous, fond of, obsessed by

• NUT UP
vb. 1970s sl. – to lose one’s temper completely; to go berserk

• NUT WARD
n. 20C US sl. – a psychiatric unit

• NUT WORKER
n. 1910s Aust. sl. – a person who works out ways of avoiding hard work; hence, a white-collar worker
 
NUX
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – tea  

NYAAMS
int. 1950s W. Indies sl. – nonsense!
n. 1950s W. Indies sl. – foolishness, nonsense

NYAAMS HEAD
n. 1950s W. Indies sl. – an absolute fool

• NYAFFLIN
n. 20C Ulster sl. – an eating noisily with an open mouth
 
NYAM
n. E18 sl., orig. W. Indies – food
vb. 1. 1922 Amer. dial. – to eat  
vb. 2. 1923 Sc. – to seize between the teeth, to chew, to eat greedily  
vb. 3. 1970 Black British sl. – to attack, to arrest

NYAM DOG
n. 1940s W. Indies sl. – a Chinese person

NYAMI NYAMI
n. 1940s W. Indies sl. – a greedy, omnivorous person
 
NYAM-NYAM
vb. 1922 Amer. dial. – to eat  

NYAMPS
n. 20C W. Indies sl. – a weakling, a useless idiot

NYAMS
n. 20C W. Indies sl. – a weakling, a useless idiot

NYANGA
n. 20C W. Indies sl. – ostentation, esp. in one’s dress
 
NYATT
n. 1866 Sc. – a small-sized, sharp-tempered person  

NYETSI
adj. 1990s US teen sl. – no good, useless, worthless
 
NYIM-NYAM
vb. 1923 Sc. – to seize between the teeth, to chew, to eat greedily  
 
NYKID
n. a1300 obs. rare – a little, a small amount
 
NYKIN
n. 1693 obs. – a term of endearment

NYLON
n. 1960s S. Afr. sl. – a police van

NYLON ROAD
n. 1950s W. Indies sl. – a good smooth road, better than the average island road

NYMPH
n. 1. M17 euphemism – a prostitute
n. 2. 1910s sl. – a nymphomaniac, an allegedly sexually insatiable woman
n. 3. 1960s US students’ sl. – an effeminate male
 
NYMPH DU PAVE
n. 20C US sl. – a prostitute; a streetwalker  
 
NYMPHET
n. 1955 sl. – a sexually attractive young girl

NYMPHETTE
n. 1960s US homosexual sl. – an attractive homosexual male youngster
 
NYMPHO
n. 1935 sl. – a sexually voracious woman
 
• NYMPH OF DARKNESS
n. 19C Brit. colloq. – a prostitute  

NYMPH OF DELIGHT
n. E18 sl. – a prostitute
 
• NYMPH OF THE PAVE
n. M19 sl. – a prostitute
 
NYMPH OF THE PAVEMENT
n. M19 sl. – a prostitute  

NYMPH OF THE SHADE
n. 18C sl. – a prostitute

NYMPHY
n. 1935 sl. – a sexually voracious woman

NYUCK
n. 20C Ulster sl. – an unimportant person


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Updated: September 22, 2022