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Slang

nuke

This page is about the slang term nuke

Meaning

to attack with nuclear weapons; to destroy

For example

  • I was watching Fox news when I saw this crazy guy talking about some country he doesn't like, and he said, quite seriously, "We should nuke 'em!"

  • Have you ever seen pictures of Nagasaki and Hiroshima after the U.S. nuked them?

Origin: a shortened form of the word "nuclear"

Quick Quiz

A country that can nuke its enemies must have

a. nuclear power

b. nuclear weapons

c. nuclear ambitions

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey