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Slang

nous

This page is about the slang term nous

Meaning

common sense, practical intelligence

For example

  • If Mark had any business nous at all, he'd have invested in Bill's company when he had the chance.

  • Anyone with a bit of nous would have known how to solve the problem.

Quick Quiz

Paul had the nous to be a top executive, but he never had

a. the opportunity

b. the brains

c. the right clothes

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey