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Dictionary Definition

nugget n : a solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth

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  • nŭg'ət, /ˈnʌɡət/, /"nVg@t/


nugget (countable and uncountable; plural: nuggets)
  1. a small, compact chunk or clump, as gold nugget
  2. a tidbit of something valuable, as a nugget of wisdom
  3. a type of boot polish
  4. a bud from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Usually implies dankness.
  5. slang term for an inexperienced, newly trained fighter pilot.

Derived terms


small chunk or clump
  • Danish: klump
  • Dutch: steen
  • Finnish: hippu
  • Italian: pepita
  • Polish: bryłka
boot polish
bud of Cannabis plant
inexperienced fighter pilot

Extensive Definition

Nugget may refer to:

See also

nugget in German: Nugget

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bar, batch, block, bulk, bullion, chunk, clod, clump, coin gold, coin silver, copper, gob, gold, gold nugget, hunch, hunk, ingot, loaf, lump, mass, nickel, pat, precious metals, quantity, silver, wad, yellow stuff
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