beer nut

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Name brand and generic Australian packaged beer nuts
Generic Australian beer nuts

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the US trademark BEER NUTS. The US brand is not sold in Australia.

Noun[edit]

beer nut (plural beer nuts)

  1. (US, Australia) A peanut served with its husk (but not its shell).
    • 1984, Steve Katz, Mongolian Whiskey, Stolen Stories, page 37,
      Stanley crumbled the husk of a beer nut between his thumb and middle finger.
    • 2006, Robin McGraw, Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose, page 28,
      For instance, there's Phillip's opinion of chocolate: to him, it's just another snack—like beer nuts or a piece of fruit.
    • 2008, Tim Schenck, What Size are God's Shoes?: Kids, Chaos, and the Spiritual Life, page 37,
      At the end of the party, the parents of the birthday boy handed me a party bag and my prize: a bag of beer nuts. I've since wondered what kind of parent would possibly give an eight-year-old beer nuts, but whatever. It was the seventies.

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