nudge n : a slight push or shake [syn: jog]
1 to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant" [syn: poke at, prod]
2 push into action by pestering or annoying gently
- Rhymes: -ʌdʒ
EtymologyCirca 17th Century, from Scandinavian.
To push against gently, especially in order to gain attention or give a signal
- Finnish: tönäistä
To near or come close to something
- Finnish: lähestyä
See alsonudge nudge wink wink
Nudge may refer to:
- Nudge, Urban slang word for the police. Popularized through American Hip-hop music, television, and cinema. (NOUN): 'Hide the drugs, it's the Nudge!' 'When I grow up daddy, I want to be a Nudge, just like you.' The term Nudge became so popular as a word for the Police that the popular T.V. show 'Cops' was originally titled 'The Nudge' until network executives changed the name back to 'Cops' to avoid a possible lawsuit with the A & E network which had a popular T.V. miniseries titled 'Nudge patrol'.
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