Acorn vs Nuts - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between acorn and nuts
is that acorn
is the fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule while nuts
As an adjective nuts is
(colloquial) insane, mad.
As an interjection nuts is
indicates annoyance, anger, or disappointment.
As a verb nuts is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
(nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
(zoology) See acorn-shell .
(slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
* acorn cup
* acorn nut
* acorn squash
* ride a horse foaled by an acorn
* (fruit of an oak) oak
(vulgar, slang) Testicles.
(poker) A hand that can be proven unbeatable even when the hand's holder does not know any of the hidden cards the other poker players involved in a hand hold or held.
- Ohhh, he just got kicked in the nuts!
(colloquial) Insane, mad.
(colloquial, figuratively) Crazy, mad; unusually pleased or, alternatively, angered.
- After living on the island alone for five years, he eventually went nuts .
- I just go nuts over her fantastic desserts.
- The referee made a bad call against the home team and the crowd went nuts .
* See also
Indicates annoyance, anger, or disappointment.
Signifies rejection of a proposal or idea, as in forget it,'' ''no way,'' or ''nothing doing .
- Nuts! They didn't even listen to what I had to say.
* The association with testicles (See .) adds an intensifying effect to the anger or rejection.
* Use of "Nuts" rather than another form of "No" is often intentionally insulting.