nugget

noun nug·get \ ˈnə-gət \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

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 in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of nugget

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NUGGET Defined for English Language Learners

nugget

Definition of nugget for English Language Learners

  • : a solid lump of a valuable metal (such as gold)

  • : a small, usually round piece of food

  • : a piece of valuable information


NUGGET Defined for Kids

nugget

noun nug·get \ ˈnə-gət \

Definition of nugget for Students

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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