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nut

noun

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1 a person of odd or whimsical habits
  • a show devoted to those lovable nuts who collect the weirdest things just for fun

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2 a person who lacks good sense or judgment
  • anyone who goes out in this weather is a nut

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3 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something
  • a baseball nut who plans her vacation to coincide with spring training every year

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4 a person having or showing a severely disordered or abnormal state of mind
  • the man walking down the street talking to himself looked like a nut until we realized he was talking into his cell phone

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5 something that requires thought and skill for resolution
  • the question of how to increase functionality without decreasing efficiency may prove to be a tough nut to crack

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6 slang the upper or front part of the body that contains the brain, the major sense organs, and the mouth
  • he didn't appreciate his friend's jibe about watching his big nut when getting into the car

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The first known use of nut was before the 12th century

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“Nut.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nut. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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