Adjective "Nutty" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Tasting like nuts.
  1. 'Each matzo is flame-baked in a traditional long oven for just sixty seconds to give them their incomparable crispness and subtle nutty flavour.'
  2. 'It was described by the Arctic explorer Richardson in the mid-19th century as ‘a small white root about the thickness of a goose quill, which had an agreeable nutty flavor’.'
  3. 'It has a delicate, fruity aroma reminiscent of apricots, a nutty flavour with a texture that's almost chewy.'
  4. 'Wild rice is considered a highly nutritional grain and is recognized by its chewy texture and nutty flavour.'
  5. 'They gave us creamy yak yoghurt buried with an inch of tsampa and for once I truly relished its nutty flavour.'
  6. 'The nutty flavour of the barley goes very well with the slightly exotic flavour of the mushrooms - a marriage made in Scotland.'
  7. 'This rice is less processed than its white counterpart: the grains retain their bran layers, giving the rice a light brown color, chewy texture, and nutty flavor.'
  8. 'Its rich, nutty flavor is surprisingly sharp and refreshing.'
  9. 'When heated and reduced, maple syrup can be used for delicate sugar work, often with more appealing results than white sugar due to the syrup's smoky, almost nutty, flavor.'
  10. 'Melted with milk, this one produces the assertive, clean, nutty flavour that gives your palate a hit similar to a strong espresso coffee.'
  11. 'a nutty vegetable bake'
  12. 'Savoury Nut Burgers - Moist and nutty inside, crispy and well browned outside, these tempting burgers will be just as popular with non-vegetarians.'
  1. 'There is no tangible search for solutions and little real, positive innovation or creativity; merely the recycling of outdated ideas, baseless gossip and nutty proposals.'
  2. 'I have no doubt that the advice you have received from economists and tax experts has told you why your proposal is nutty.'
  3. 'Out there on the radical fringe, Lester knows he's unlikely to persuade the U.S. Congress to adopt his nutty proposals'


1. abounding in or producing nuts.

2. nutlike, especially in flavor.

3. Slang. silly or ridiculous: a nutty suggestion. eccentric; queer. insane. very or excessively interested, excited, or the like: He's nutty about Mexican food.

4. full of flavor or zest; lively; stimulating; meaty: He offered several rich, nutty ideas on the subject.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be nutty as hells."

"people can be nutty as fruitcakes."

"people can be nutty as cakes."

"people can be nutty."

"flavours can be nutty."

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be nutty about
(as) nutty as a fruitcake