variants or less commonly Nutmeg
plural Nutmeggers also Nutmegs
: a native or resident of Connecticut
used as a nickname

Word History


nutmeg short for wooden nutmeg; from the notion that wooden or imitation nutmegs came from Connecticut and were examples of Yankee inventiveness; nutmegger from Nutmeg State, nickname of the state of Connecticut (from the phrase wooden nutmeg state) + English -er

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“Nutmegger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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