[noo-guh t, noo-gah] /ˈnu gət, ˈnu gɑ/

a chewy or brittle candy containing almonds or other nuts and sometimes fruit.
/ˈnuːɡɑː; ˈnʌɡət/
a hard chewy pink or white sweet containing chopped nuts, cherries, etc

“sweetmeat of almonds and other nuts,” 1827, from French nougat (18c.), from Provençal nougat “cake made with almonds,” from Old Provençal nogat “nutcake,” from noga, nuga “nut,” from Vulgar Latin *nucatum (nominative *nuca), from Latin nux (genitive nucis) “nut,” from PIE *kneu- “nut” (see nucleus).


A stupid or crazy person; boob, nut, sap: I told her not to be a nougat

[because nuts are the principal ingredient of nougat, the candy]


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