nugget

noun
nug·​get | \ ˈnə-gət How to pronounce nugget (audio) \

Definition of nugget

1 : a solid lump especially : a native lump of precious metal
2 : tidbit sense 2 nuggets of wisdom
3 : a small usually rounded piece of food chicken nuggets

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Synonyms for nugget

Synonyms

bite, morsel, mouthful, nibble, taste, tidbit (also titbit)

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Examples of nugget in a Sentence

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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Their chicken nuggets and corn dogs are perfect options for the kiddos at your barbecue. Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY, "Your guide to a meatless, dairy-free and gluten-free Fourth of July barbecue," 28 June 2019 After the creekside awards ceremony Sunday, George examined a hefty gold nugget included as part of the prize package valued at more than $5,000. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "This year’s Slam’n Salm’n Derby winner is a commercial fisherman who hits Ship Creek on his time off," 24 June 2019 Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, introduced their new royal nugget, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world on Wednesday—a joyous occasion! Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The Controversy Behind Who Got to Cover Meghan and Harry’s Royal Baby Reveal," 8 May 2019 The magical invention made little nugget shaped ice with a divot in the center to cuddle our beverages. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al.com, "An icy lesson of contentment," 18 June 2019 Read More Tyson’s new nuggets are constructed from pea protein isolate, bamboo fiber and other plant ingredients. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Tyson’s New Nuggets Swap In Peas for Chicken, as Meatless Frenzy Grows," 13 June 2019 Tyson, one of the world's largest meat producers, will begin selling nuggets made from pea protein at grocery stores this summer. Dee-ann Durbin, chicagotribune.com, "Meat and poultry king Tyson rolling out pea protein products too," 13 June 2019 Tyson, one of the world’s largest meat producers, will begin selling nuggets made from pea protein at grocery stores this summer. Fortune, "Tyson Is the Latest Player to Enter the Hot Plant-Based Meat Market," 13 June 2019 In just over nine minutes at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fallon dropped a few nuggets of knowledge. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Five things Jimmy Fallon dropped on the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduating class," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of nugget

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nugget

origin unknown

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nugget

noun

English Language Learners 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

nugget

noun
nug·​get | \ ˈnə-gət How to pronounce nugget (audio) \

Kids Definition of nugget

1 : a solid lump especially of precious metal a nugget of gold
2 : a small usually rounded piece of food chicken nuggets

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