Definitions for nudgenʌdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nudgenʌdʒ(v.; n.)nudged, nudg•ing

  1. (v.t.)to push gently with the elbow, esp. to get someone's attention.

  2. (v.i.)to give a nudge.

  3. (n.)a gentle push with the elbow.

Origin of nudge:

1665–75; alter. of dial. (k)nidge, akin to OE cnucian, cnocian to knock


nudgenʊdʒ(v.; n.)nudged or noodged or nudzhed, nudg•ing or noodg•ing or nudzh•ing

or noodge or nudzh

  1. (v.t.)to annoy or pester; nag.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (v.i.)to nag.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (n.)a nag; pest.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of nudge:

1965–70; < Yiddish, s. of nudyen to bore < Pol nudzić; cf. nudnik

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nudge, jog(verb)

    a slight push or shake

  2. nudge, poke at, prod(verb)

    to push against gently

    "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant"

  3. nudge(verb)

    push into action by pestering or annoying gently

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nudge(verb)ʊdʒ

    to push gently using a part of your body

    The elephant nudged her baby onto its feet.; He nudged me and said, "Tell her!"; to give sb a nudge


  1. nudge(Noun)

    A gentle push.

  2. nudge(Noun)

    A feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, as by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound.

  3. nudge(Verb)

    To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal

  4. nudge(Verb)

    To near or come close to something

  5. Origin: Circa 17th century, Scandinavian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nudge(verb)

    to touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation

  2. Nudge(noun)

    a gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow


  1. Nudge

    Nudge, also known as buzz, is a feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, for example, by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound. The feature was first introduced in MSN Messenger 7.0, in 2005. XMPP extension protocol XEP-0224 calls this feature Attention.


  1. Nudge

    Nudge used to be the top London based social media agency creating engaging applications for brands on Facebook.In 2010 it was acquired by Syncapse, a global social media technology provider headquartered in Canada. Together with Syncapse’s existing team in London, we now build social campaigns, manage global fan pages and measure social data to achieve stellar value for our clients.

Translations for nudge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a gentle push usually with the elbow

He gave her a nudge.

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