nerts

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of nuts to avoid vulgar nuts ‎(testicles)

Adjective[edit]

nerts ‎(comparative more nerts, superlative most nerts)

  1. (slang, euphemistic) Crazy; nuts.
    • 1928, Joseph Patrick McEvoy, Grosset and Dunlap present Show girl‎, page 47:
      "You'd be plumb nerts" says he, "to think of it."

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Interjection[edit]

nerts

  1. (slang, euphemistic) Nuts! Expression of dismay.
    • 1933 Aug 19, New York Times:
      FOUND HIM 'TERRIBLY NICE' She Wonders What He Thought When She Said, 'Oh, Nerts!' After a Bad Shot.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Nerz.

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Noun[edit]

nerts m ‎(plural nertsen, diminutive nertsje n)

  1. European mink, Mustela lutreola

Noun[edit]

nerts n ‎(uncountable)

  1. the pelt of a mink

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