nugget

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

nug·get

noun \ˈnə-gət\

: 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
:  a solid lump; especially :  a native lump of precious metal
2
:  tidbit 2 <nuggets of wisdom>
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

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