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 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 company offers a range of varieties from the buttery and nutty Russian Ossetra to its classic, hailing from the U.S. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 July 2021 Unlike the more common arabica beans (which is probably what's in your pantry right now), robusta is a strong, nutty, dark bean. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 July 2021 The rest of the library could use more of the nutty exuberance of murals designed by Melinda Beck. New York Times, 4 July 2021 There is something magical about the contrast between the nutty and creamy chickpeas and the plump and briny mussels. Dallas News, 21 June 2021 Wheat berries are a versatile and nutritious whole grain with a slightly sweet and nutty flavor and delightfully chewy texture. Star Tribune, 20 Jan. 2021 Its grassy-sweet undertones become vibrant and nutty when paired with dark chocolate infused with fruit. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Dec. 2020 Unlike some higher tech dairy replacements to recently hit the market, cashew milk still tastes like cashews, so the best flavors complement the nutty backdrop. The Chronicle Food Team, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 June 2021 The Mushroom Ground Coffee combines organic, Fair Trade Arabica beans with 250mg of Lion’s Mane and 250mg of Chaga mushrooms, for a dark, nutty brew that avoids the crash. Anna Haines, Forbes, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of nutty

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Jul 2021

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“Nutty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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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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