A nugget is often something small, or it’s small and valuable.

  • A gold nugget might be very valuable.


  • A person who prospects for gold sifts through sand and mud looking for nuggets of gold.

prospector panning for gold

  • A single gold nugget may be worth thousands of dollars. This makes prospecting lucrative, but it’s a difficult way to make money.
  • When you go to a fast-food place, you might order chicken nuggets.
  • Chicken nuggets look like large nuggets of gold.
  • Readers of newspapers and magazines find nuggets of information.
  • A nugget of information could have some kind of value.

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April 30, 2018