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nerts

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of nuts to avoid vulgar nuts (testicles)

AdjectiveEdit

nerts (comparative more nerts, superlative most nerts)

  1. (slang, euphemistic) Crazy; nuts.
    • 1928, Joseph Patrick McEvoy, Grosset and Dunlap present Show girl‎, page 47:
      "You'd be plumb nerts" says he, "to think of it."

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InterjectionEdit

nerts

  1. (slang, euphemistic) Nuts! Expression of dismay.
    • 1933 Aug 19, New York Times:
      FOUND HIM 'TERRIBLY NICE' She Wonders What He Thought When She Said, 'Oh, Nerts!' After a Bad Shot.

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NounEdit

nerts m (plural nertsen, diminutive nertsje n)

  1. a European mink, Mustela lutreola

nerts n (uncountable)

  1. the pelt of such an animal

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