What does nuke mean?

nuke meaning in General Dictionary

bomb with atomic tools

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  • hit at with firepower or bombs
  • cook or heat in a microwave oven
  • the warhead of a missile made to deliver an atom bomb

nuke meaning in Etymology Dictionary

brief for nuclear weapon, 1959, U.S. armed forces slang (see atomic). The verb is attested from 1962; the slang feeling of "to cook in a microwave oven" is from 1987. Related: Nuked; nuking.


Sentence Examples with the word nuke

I found encrypted correspondence from Greene and your orders to Brady to find me, before the nuke attacks.

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