nucular

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a back-spelling of the mispronunciation of nuclear by metathesis and epenthesis

Adjective[edit]

nucular (not comparable)

  1. (humorous) Eye dialect spelling of nuclear.

Etymology 2[edit]

From nucule + -ar

Adjective[edit]

nucular (comparative more nucular, superlative most nucular)

  1. (botany) Nut-shaped; of or relating to a nucule — a section of a compound (usually hard) fruit.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold Zwicky (June 29, 2004), "The thin line between error and mere variation", URL accessed on 2006-10-23.
  2. ^ 2003, “nucule”, in Oxford English Dictionary, edition 3rd: