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

Other Words from nutty

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

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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 baked cheese dip involves whipping a mixture of cream cheese and Parmesan, which helps balance the tangy taste of the goat cheese with a smooth, nutty bite. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2022 His brewery will pour New River Fest Märzen, a dark amber lager punched with spice and rich, nutty Vienna malts. Phillip Valys, Sun Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2022 The nutty, hard cheese wisps prove a prelude, like bubbles to Champagne, of the complex depth hidden. Louisa Chu, Chicago Tribune, 12 Sep. 2022 Spicy Fresno chiles perk up the okra and corn here while soy sauce, brown sugar and toasted sesame oil bring out all the umami, sweet and nutty flavors of the vegetables. Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2022 First Kill — the nutty, enjoyable prequel to 2009’s Orphan — begins and ends with bloodbaths. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 24 Aug. 2022 Thanks to a thin egg coating and a light char from the grill, khao jee has a radiant golden hue, a sweet and nutty flavor, and a delightfully chewy texture. Kate Springer, CNN, 22 Aug. 2022 According to dietitian Jada Linton, RDN, LD, there are a few different types of peanut oil, each made using a different technique and offering a range of flavors from mild and sweet to strong and nutty. Valerie Agyeman, Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2022 The blood orange refresher and nutty pumpkin coffee will join fan-favorite pumpkin treats and drinks on Aug. 17. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nutty

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Sep 2022

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“Nutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for nutty


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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