nutte

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English nytt (use, utility, advantage); cognate with Dutch nut (use)

Noun[edit]

nutte (plural nuttes)

  1. use, usefulness
    nought to nuttes — of no use, useless
    A he seide þat Bruttes neoren noht to nuttes, ah he seide þat þe Peohtes weoren gode cnihtes. — Layamon's Brut, c1275

Related terms[edit]

  • nuteluste — uselessness, unprofitableness, weakness