Definition of Nitty-gritty

1. Noun. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience. "The nub of the story"




Definition of Nitty-gritty

1. Noun. (colloquial) The essence or core of something; the details. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitty-gritty

nitroxylenes
nitroxyls
nitrum
nitry
nitryl
nitryls
nits
nitta tree
nitter
nitters
nittier
nittiest
nittily
nittings
nitty
nitty-gritty (current term)
nitweed
nitwit
nitwits
nitwitted
nitwittedly
nitwittedness
nival
nivation
niveous
nix
nixe
nixed
nixer
nixers

Literary usage of Nitty-gritty

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1. The Beginning Reading Instruction Study by Marcy Stein (1994)
"... 1.57 11.28 ยป5.16 Second Grade 2.1 The Nitty Gritty Rather Pretty City (lst-12th Streets) TE lst-12th Streets SB lst-12th Streets WB 2.2 lst-12th Streets ..."

2. WMD Machete by Mark Plimsoll (2006)
""Nitty gritty, then." She laughed. She spoke with her mouth to the side, a wry one sided smile ... "Nitty gritty." She shook her hair and laughed again. ..."

3. Perspectives on Crime and Justice: 1996-1997 Lecture Series by James Q. Wilson, Peter Reuter, Mark H. Moore, Cathy S. Widom, Norval Morris (1998)
"One way she has done that is by really paying attention to some of the nitty-gritty issues like transportation, daycare, and all these other things that ..."

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