\ -gə(r) \
variants: or less commonly Nutmeg
plural Nutmeggers also Nutmegs

Definition of Nutmegger

: a native or resident of Connecticut used as a nickname

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History and Etymology for Nutmegger

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 9 Aug. 2020.

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