What does nudge mean?

Definitions for nudgenʌdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nudge.

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


  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. Prov. G. kntschen to squeeze, pinch, E. Knock.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nudge

    nuj, n. a gentle push.—v.t. to push gently. [Cf. Knock, Knuckle; Dan. knuge.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nudge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nudge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Augusto Maxwell:

    The older rules were nudge-nudge, wink-wink. These rules are very clear.

  2. Steve Wiggins:

    The policy implications are clear, governments should start using taxes and subsidies to nudge people towards a healthier diet.

  3. Chris Froome:

    Every little second will help, i thought I might as well give a little nudge for the line, see if I could take another second or two.

  4. Behrouz Hariri:

    Often a very small movement or a very gentle push will stop the snoring. The problem is that it is very likely that after a few minutes they will start snoring again and nobody has the patience to continuously overnight just nudge or push their partner very gently to stop their snoring.

  5. Richard Peirce:

    If you're a diver with an underwater camera, use it, if you're a snorkeler, rip off your snorkel and use it to poke the shark, i've had a lot of sharks come at me, and it's (been) enough to use a shark billy -- a small metal rod between two and three feet long -- and I've just given them a little nudge on their nose.

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