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nugget

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noun nug·get \ˈnə-gət\

Simple Definition of nugget

  • : a solid lump of a valuable metal (such as gold)

  • : a small, usually round piece of food

  • : a piece of valuable information

Full Definition of nugget

  1. 1 :  a solid lump; especially :  a native lump of precious metal

  2. 2 :  tidbit 2 <nuggets of wisdom>

  3. 3 :  a small usually rounded piece of food <chicken nuggets>

Examples of nugget

  1. <nuggets of beef in the chow mein>

  2. <a seemingly inconsequential nugget of information that proved to be the key to cracking the case>



Origin of nugget

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1852

Rhymes with nugget


NUGGET Defined for Kids

nugget

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noun nug·get \ˈnə-gət\

Definition of nugget

  1. 1 :  a solid lump especially of precious metal <a nugget of gold>

  2. 2 :  a small usually rounded piece of food <chicken nuggets>





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