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Yes. The word nut is a Scrabble US word. The word nut is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'nut'

NUT 3TUN 3

2 letters words from 'nut'

NU 2UN 2
UT 2 

All 3 letters words made out of nut

nut unt ntu tnu utn tun

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Definitions and meaning of nut

nut

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /nʌt/, enPR: nŭt
    • (California, General New Zealand, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): [nɐt]
  • Rhymes: -ʌt

Etymology 1

From Middle English nute, note, from Old English hnutu, from Proto-Germanic *hnuts (nut) (compare West Frisian nút, Dutch noot, German Nuss, Danish nød, Swedish nöt, Norwegian nøtt), from Proto-Indo-European *knew- (compare Irish cnó, Latin nux (walnut), Albanian nyç (a gnarl)).

Noun

nut (plural nuts)

  1. A hard-shelled seed.
  2. A piece of metal, usually square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft.
    Hypernym: fastener
    • 1998, Brian Hingley, Furniture Repair & Refinishing - Page 95[1]
      As the bolt tightens into the nut, it pulls the tenon on the side rail into the mortise in the bedpost and locks them together. There are also some European beds that reverse the bolt and nut by setting the nut into the bedpost with the bolt inserted into a slotted area in the side of the rail.
  3. (slang) A crazy person.
    Synonyms: loony, nutbag, nutcase, nutter; see also Thesaurus:mad person
  4. (slang) The head.
    Synonyms: bonce, noodle
  5. (US, slang) Monthly expense to keep a venture running.
  6. (US, slang) The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.
    • 1971, Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Harper Perennial (2005), page 11:
      My attorney was waiting in a bar around the corner. “This won't make the nut,” he said, “unless we have unlimited credit.”
  7. (US, slang) A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.
  8. (music, lutherie) On stringed instruments such as guitars and violins, the small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height.
  9. (typography slang) En, a unit of measurement equal to half of the height of the type in use.
  10. (dated, Britain, slang) An extravagantly fashionable young man. [1910s-1920s]
    • 1914, "Saki", ‘The Dreamer’, Beasts and Superbeasts, Penguin 2000 (Complete Short Stories), p. 323:
      ‘You are not going to be what they call a Nut, are you?’ she inquired with some anxiety, partly with the idea that a Nut would be an extravagance which her sister's small household would scarcely be justified in incurring [...].
  11. (vulgar, slang, chiefly plural) A testicle.
    Synonyms: ball, bollock (taboo slang), nads
  12. (vulgar, slang, uncountable) Semen, ejaculate.
  13. (vulgar, slang, countable) Orgasm, ejaculation; especially release of semen
    • 2020, Dontavious Robinson, Gangster Mission Part One, Page Publishing, Inc (→ISBN)
      [] feelin' her pussy grippin' his dick as her nut lubricated him []
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:nut.
  14. (colloquial) An extreme enthusiast.
  15. (climbing) A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used to protect a climb. (Originally, machine nuts [sense #2] were used for this purpose.)
    • 2005, Tony Lourens, Guide to climbing page 88
      When placing nuts, always look for constrictions within the crack, behind which the nut can be wedged.
  16. (poker, only in attributive use) The best possible hand of a certain type, for instance: "nut straight", "nut flush", and "nut full house". Compare nuts (the best possible hand available).
  17. The tumbler of a gunlock.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  18. (nautical) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

nut (third-person singular simple present nuts, present participle nutting, simple past and past participle nutted or (nonstandard) nut)

  1. (mostly in the form "nutting") To gather nuts.
  2. (Britain, transitive, slang) To hit deliberately with the head; to headbutt.
  3. (slang, mildly vulgar) To orgasm; to ejaculate.
    • For quotations using this term, see Citations:nut.
Synonyms
  • (to gather nuts):
  • (to headbutt): butt, Glasgow kiss, Liverpool kiss, loaf
  • (to ejaculate): blow a nut, bust a nut; see also Thesaurus:ejaculate

Etymology 2

Interjection

nut

  1. (Scotland, colloquial) No.
    • 1995, Alan Warner, Morvern Callar, Vintage 2015, p. 26:
      Did you like them boys? I goes.
      Nut. She shook her hair.
      Neither?
      Nut. Right townies.

Anagrams

  • NTU, Tun, tun

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [nʊ̠t]

Noun

nut (plural [please provide])

  1. use, benefit

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Dutch

Etymology

From the adjective Middle Dutch nutte (useful), or from Middle Dutch nut (yield), from Old Dutch *nut, from Proto-Germanic *nutją, *nutjō (profit, yield, utility), from Proto-Indo-European *newd- (to seize; grasp; use).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nʏt/
  • Hyphenation: nut
  • Rhymes: -ʏt

Noun

nut n (uncountable)

  1. use, point, utility, sense
    Synonym: zin
  2. benefit
    Synonym: voordeel

Derived terms

  • Nutsman
  • nuttig
  • nutteloos

Adjective

nut (comparative nutter, superlative nutst)

  1. (obsolete) useful
    Synonym: nuttig

Inflection

Derived terms

  • onnut

Middle English

Adverb

nut

  1. Alternative form of not

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse hnútr.

Noun

nut m (definite singular nuten, indefinite plural nuter, definite plural nutene)

  1. a tall, rounded mountain top

References

  • “nut” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse hnútr.

Noun

nut m (definite singular nuten, indefinite plural nutar, definite plural nutane)

  1. a tall, rounded mountain top

References

  • “nut” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Swedish

Alternative forms

  • not

Etymology

From Old Norse hnot, from Proto-Germanic *hnuts.

Noun

nut f

  1. nut

Declension

Descendants

  • Swedish: nöt

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nut/

Noun

nut f

  1. genitive plural of nuta

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nʌʔ/

Interjection

nut

  1. (South Scots) no; used to show disagreement or negation.

Unua

Noun

nut

  1. Alternative form of naut

Further reading

  • Elizabeth Pearce, A Grammar of Unua (2015)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to gather hard-shelled dry fruit.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)