American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal.
- v. To come close to; near: "The temperature was nudging 105 degrees in the shade” ( Scouting).
- n. A gentle push.
- n. One who persistently pesters, annoys, or complains.
- v. To annoy persistently; pester.
- v. To complain or carp persistently.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To touch gently, as with the elbow; give a hint or signal to by a covert touch with the hand, elbow, or foot.
- n. A slight push, as with the elbow; a covert jog intended to call attention, give warning, or the like.
- n. A gentle push.
- n. Internet A feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, as by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound.
- n. The rotation by one step of a reel of the player's choice.
- v. transitive To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal
- v. transitive To near or come close to something
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation.
- n. A gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow.
- v. push into action by pestering or annoying gently
- v. to push against gently
- n. a slight push or shake
- Circa 17th century, Scandinavian. (Wiktionary)
- Probably of Scandinavian origin.From Yiddish nudyen, to pester, bore, from Polish nudzić. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Not a bad ad at all, though the "I will always tell you where I stand, and what I think" line sounds pretty hollow after this * wink wink, nudge nudge* NAFTA debacle ...”
“WV: unmwads - the trouser-area serving *wink wink nudge nudge* of the Lenin-cake.”
“But at the end of the day, people are human and mistakes 'planned' *wink wink, nudge nudge* or accidental happen.”
“If this be true, *wink, wink, nudge, nudge* then I most certainly expect the unabridged UK audio version to follow read by John Cleese.”
“However scientific, controlled and subtle that may be, it is not outrageous to say that it *wink wink nudge nudge*.”
“Or better if you know how to fix it ... * wink wink** nudge nudge*”
“Did a lot of * nudge, nudge* with the wife during the vows.”
“Just imagine how many awesome Yotsuba comics you'll get if I win. * nudge nudge*”
“Attention to detail in all areas if ya know what I mean * wink wink nudge nudge* Ever inch of”
“Wow, saying "being pigeon-holed" sounds vague nasty and something that would cost a lot to have done extra * wink wink nudge nudge*.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘nudge’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
More popular books often have shorter titles. Here is a list of one word book titles
These are some words I didn't know when I read and now I want to know!
GRE , GMAT , TOEFL , IELTS , SAT 。。。
Got unknown words randomly
Listening to this as an audio book for the second time. Tim O'Brien uses simple words and phrases to great effect. Very few unfamilar and big words . The writing style reminds me of words from Joh...
Looking for tweets for nudge.