WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Nug

February.

It’s still cold, still wet, and still winter … but love is in the air.

Nug (noun)

An endearing word: as, My dear nug; my dear love.

Oh! Listen to the Voice of Love, James Gillray, 1799, National Portrait Gallery.

Oh! Listen to the Voice of Love, James Gillray, 1799, National Portrait Gallery.

One’s dearest nug … at least prior to marriage.

Harmony Before Matrimony, James Gillray, 1805, British Museum.

Harmony Before Matrimony, James Gillray, 1805, British Museum.

Slang term definitions from 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

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