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plural noun
(slang) another word for testicles See testicle
plural noun

gonads; testicles, esp. in the sense of having courage

He may not have the nads to go to the coach and ask for help.
Usage Note



The male gonads; testicles; balls, family jewels: Apparently I was no longer rousing his ‘nads/ When we found him his nads were gone

[1980s+; nard, ”testicle,” is found in 1960s student slang and is probably also a shortening of gonad]
testicles (from “gonads”)
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