Acorn vs Nuts - What's the difference?

acorn | nuts |

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 is .

As an adjective nuts is

(colloquial) insane, mad.

As an interjection nuts is

indicates annoyance, anger, or disappointment.

As a verb nuts is





(en noun)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * acorn cup * acorn nut * acorn squash * eggcorn * ride a horse foaled by an acorn


    * (fruit of an oak) oak

    See also

    * (wikipedia)






    (head) (p)
  • (vulgar, slang) Testicles.
  • Ohhh, he just got kicked in the nuts!
  • (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.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (colloquial) Insane, mad.
  • After living on the island alone for five years, he eventually went nuts .
  • (colloquial, figuratively) Crazy, mad; unusually pleased or, alternatively, angered.
  • I just go nuts over her fantastic desserts.
    The referee made a bad call against the home team and the crowd went nuts .


    * nutty * See also


    (en interjection)
  • Indicates annoyance, anger, or disappointment.
  • Nuts! They didn't even listen to what I had to say.
  • Signifies rejection of a proposal or idea, as in forget it,'' ''no way,'' or ''nothing doing .
  • Usage notes

    * 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.


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