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Apr 29, 2015
This week’s theme
Duoliteral words

This week’s words
os
aa
nu
ye
id

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nu

PRONUNCIATION:
(for interjection: noo; for noun: noo/nyoo)

MEANING:
interjection: Well; so.
noun: The 13th letter of the Greek alphabet.

ETYMOLOGY:
For interjection: From Yiddish nu, of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1892.
For noun: From Greek nu. Earliest documented use: 1425.

USAGE:
“And nu, what happier ending is there than that?”
Nathaniel Rich; Save Us; The New York Times Book Review; Sep 30, 2012.

See more usage examples of nu in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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