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 Gazpacho is often made with sherry, so try a dry, nutty fino to accompany it. Washington Post, "What wines to drink with lobster rolls, barbecue and other favorite summer foods," 31 July 2020 Ice cream shops usually offer an array of saucy, fruity, nutty and sweet and sour toppings. cleveland, "Ice cream toppings to help you chill out this summer," 13 July 2020 Whisk everything together and drop your cooked noodles straight in, tossing to coat the noodles in the nutty sauce. Hetty Mckinnon, Bon Appétit, "6 Delicious Ways to Bulk Up Instant Noodles," 10 July 2020 The rice has a fine nutty taste and is rich in antioxidants. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Veggies galore: The joy of meatless meals," 23 June 2020 Its tropical fruit aromas and flavors blend together with the nutty and savory qualities usually associated with fino sherry. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Clay Pigeon soars high with its new wine releases," 20 June 2020 Whole wheat has health advantages over white flour, but its real appeal is in its complex, almost nutty flavor, which pairs perfectly with the funky sweetness of bananas ripened to black. cleveland, "Tired of banana bread but still want to bake? Try fluffy muffins instead," 8 June 2020 The Lovebirds, directed by Michael Showalter (who previously made The Big Sick, featuring Nanjiani, and co-wrote the cult favorite Wet Hot American Summer), has a nutty, loose-jointed spirit. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Lovebirds Is a Delightful Screwball Comedy Elevated by the Charms of Its Leading Duo," 21 May 2020 With its appealing flavor of nutty corn silk, spring chickweed is a delicacy best appreciated raw. Marie Viljoen/saveur, Popular Science, "Ten weeds you can eat," 19 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nutty

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 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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