nut·​ty | \ ˈnə-tē How to pronounce nutty (audio) \
nuttier; nuttiest

Definition of nutty

1 : having or producing nuts
2 : having a flavor like that of nuts
3 : eccentric, silly also : mentally unbalanced

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Other Words from nutty

nuttily \ ˈnə-​tə-​lē How to pronounce nuttily (audio) \ adverb
nuttiness noun

Examples of nutty in a Sentence

candy with a nutty taste the only other prisoner in the dungeon was a nutty soul who feasted on bugs
Recent Examples on the Web The green superfood — known for its vitamins, antioxidants and health benefits — makes up over 50% of the product, which is why the chewy dumplings are green in hue, and slightly earthy and nutty in flavor, just like the vegetable itself. Morgan Raum,, "Kale Yeah! Trader Joe's Is Now Selling Kale Gnocchi," 8 Jan. 2020 After several days of baking, each piña becomes a quivering mass of sugary syrup infused with nutty, caramelly and occasionally smoky aromas, depending on the roasting style of the facility. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: How Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant highlights quality Tequila in its margaritas," 30 Dec. 2019 Try granola bites, sesame seeds, or these nutty, seedy Clean Snax from Melissa’s. Katie Workman, NBC News, "Think beyond your basic pepperoni and cheddar. Here's how to build the snacky graze board of your dreams.," 12 Dec. 2019 Then again, the autumnal union of sweet potato, beet and apple between slices of nutty-tasting bread is quietly satisfying, too. Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite place to eat right now," 22 Jan. 2020 There’s malt in the dough, which gives the crust a nuttier and slightly sweet flavor. cleveland, "We’ve eaten over 100 frozen pizzas and so far, these are our favorites," 6 Jan. 2020 When the butter begins to turn a caramel color with a rich, nutty aroma, remove from the heat and allow to cool. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "What Is Brown Butter—and Should You Be Using It?," 31 Oct. 2019 Add reserved florets and cook, stirring often, until florets are golden brown and butter is browned and has nutty aroma, six to eight minutes. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Fall into this Cook’s Illustrated’s recipe: creamy cauliflower soup," 16 Oct. 2018 The Nutty One Pros: This complete protein offers a slightly nutty flavor and provides essential fatty acids, omega-3s, and fiber, making it a great option for supporting cardiovascular and digestive health. Emily Abbate, GQ, "Protein Powder Supplements, Explained: Your Complete Guide to the Smoothie Bar Menu," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nutty

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Feb 2020

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“Nutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nutty

: tasting or smelling like nuts
: containing nuts
: silly, strange, or foolish


nut·​ty | \ ˈnə-tē How to pronounce nutty (audio) \
nuttier; nuttiest

Kids Definition of nutty

1 : not showing good sense a nutty idea
2 : having a flavor like that of nuts

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