1) used to describe someone who is a novice or new at performing a particular task. Origin: student naval aviators are referred to as nuggets until they get their wings. Related to the word golden, since if you are not a nugget, you are golden

That nugget couldn't is still trying to figure out how to work that computer.

2) yours or someone else's head (from ICP)

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  • Nugget — Nug get, n. [Earlier niggot, prob. for nigot, an ingot. See {Ingot}.] 1. A lump; a mass, esp. a native lump of a precious metal; as, a nugget of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Something of value, usually found among many other less valuable things;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nugget — [ nɶgɛt ] n. m. • 1994; mot angl. « pépite » ♦ Anglic. Croquette en forme de bâtonnet, panée et frite. Des nuggets de poulet. nugget [nœgɛt] n. m. ÉTYM. 1994; empr. à l angl. nugget « pépite ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Croquette en forme de bâtonnet ou de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nugget — Nugget. См. Самородок. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Nugget — (engl., spr. nögget), ein in der Erde gefundener Klumpen edlen Metalles, insbes. Gold …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Nugget — (engl., spr. nöggĕt), Goldklumpen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • nugget — (n.) 1852, lump of gold, probably from southwestern England dialectal nug lump, of unknown origin [OED]. Another theory is that it is from a misdivision of an ingot. Transferred sense is from 1859 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • nugget — ► NOUN 1) a small lump of gold or other precious metal found ready formed in the earth. 2) a small but valuable fact. ORIGIN apparently from dialect nug «lump», of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • nugget — [nug′ət] n. [prob. dim. of E dial. nug, a lump] a lump; esp., a lump of native gold …   English World dictionary

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