Definition of nugget
- nuggets of wisdom
- chicken nuggets
nuggets of beef in the chow mein
a seemingly inconsequential nugget of information that proved to be the key to cracking the case
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First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
: a solid lump of a valuable metal (such as gold)
: a small, usually round piece of food
: a piece of valuable information
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