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nom 1

Pronunciation: /nɒm/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

informal

noun

A nomination for an honour, award, etc: she isn’t the the only star to receive an Oscar nom for her first feature film role
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  • The Muppets get deep in this one - poverty, hunger, the class system - a movie with a platform is a movie with an award nom.
  • This is the Academy fave's ninth nom (and possible fourth win).
  • Not only did Judi Dench score a nom for best actress, but the film earned screenplay, score and a best-pic slots as well.

verb (noms, nomming, nommed)

[with object]
Nominate for an honour, award, etc. Inception was nommed for an Oscar but lost out to The King’s Speech
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  • The various incarnations of the program would go on to be Emmy nommed seven times.
  • Freeman is also nommed for lead actor in a movie/miniseries for "Fargo."
  • It won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and was Oscar nommed for the best foreign film.

Origin

1990s: abbreviation.

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nom 2

Pronunciation: /näm/
informal

exclamation

(usually nom nom or nom nom nom)
Used to express pleasure at eating, or at the prospect of eating: chili and cornbread for dinner, nom nom! I love pizza. Nom nom nom Try the mac and cheese! Nom! tempura shrimp, lettuce, cucumber, spicy mayoom nom nom
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  • Here, have a chocolate - om nom nom.
  • Meanwhile, I shall find solace in this tasty pie om nom nom.
  • The girl who ends up with him is going to be very lucky and very fat because his desserts are so sinfully yummy that you can't stop eating - nom nom nom.

plural noun

(noms or nom noms)
Food: a Mexican restaurant that serves noms like sweet potato empanadas there were all kinds of nom noms—onion rings, hot dogs, burgers, and fries
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  • It sounds like you're going to have a fine selection of nom noms in your fridge.
  • Then when tea time came around, so did the food: trays and trays of nom noms came up.
  • You'll be doing High Fives all day long after experiencing the awesome service, great atmosphere and tasty nom noms.

verb (noms, nomming, nommed)

(also nom-nom) [with object]
Eat (something), typically with great enjoyment: I nommed all my pizza before I remembered to take a picture the first sighting of a leatherback turtle in Dorset—it’s nomming a jellyfish, as they do I just nom-nommed the kettle chips you brought me [no object]: we nommed on stir-fry and then ordered several desserts
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  • Our food was brought out (so fresh) and we started nomming.
  • She posted two photos of herself engaging in non-pregnant lady behavior: drinking wine and nomming on tuna.
  • If you plan on nomming a few other items, stick to the half plate.

Origin

Early 21st century: probably imitative but apparently also popularized by the noises made by the Cookie Monster character in the children's television program Sesame Street. Compare with yum.

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Syllabification: nom

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