- 1A small lump of gold or other precious metal found ready-formed in the earth.More example sentences
- At one time, large nuggets of gold could be found lying on the Earth's surface.
- The final chapter is an interesting collection of photographs of unusually shaped gold nuggets and masses.
- In economic terms, they are the gold nuggets in the economic mine of prosperity.
- 1.1A small chunk or lump of another substance: nuggets of meatMore example sentences
- The Little House, at 32 Waterman Street, offers young children and their parents a play area and activities as well as favourite dishes such as cheese toasties, chicken nuggets, chips and toasted muffins.
- The company says it has already improved its chicken nuggets, which now only contain breast meat and 30 per cent less salt.
- Good food came at a price; and more often than not, the rabble were fed on chicken nuggets and chips in a mediocre restaurant offering a ‘children's menu’.
- 1.2A valuable idea or fact: nuggets of informationMore example sentences
- Their paws are poised, ready to pounce on ideas and nuggets of information.
- He is an enthusiast rather than an expert, and as such he makes an eager, engaging guide, tirelessly scattering nuggets of fact and diving with gusto into Shakespeare's writing at every opportunity.
- Okay, now write down those valuable nuggets of wisdom, and email them to me.
mid 19th century: apparently from dialect nug 'lump', of unknown origin.