• adjective good. As heard since 2000, the word is probably a shortening of the mutt’s nuts rather than the colloquial term for crazy.
  • exclamation
    (written as nuts!)
    an exclamation of defiance which may be used without offence, unlike the synonymous balls. The most famous instance of this (typically American) expression was General McAuliffe’s one-word riposte to the German army’s request for surrender at Bastogne in World War II.
  • plural noun the testicles. A metaphorical use of the word which serves as a more acceptable euphemism for balls.