Definition - What does Nug mean?
A nug is the slang term for a chunk of the bud material of high-quality cannabis. It’s a shortened form of “nuggets, ”and refers to the way pieces of bud look once they have been removed from the plant, dried and cured.
Hydrolife explains Nug
Nug is a slang term that originates in cannabis culture. Sometimes, it can be used to refer to the entire bud, but it’s more commonly applied to pieces, large or small. In some instances, nug can be used to refer to the quality of cannabis, but this is rare – the word usually only applies to high-quality bud material.
Some connoisseurs use the term nug to refer to marijuana in general, primarily because of the way they buy or sell it (as nuggets in a baggie). Nug is always short for “nugget” when used to describe cannabis.
Like any other slang term, there are variations on the connotations of “nugs”, as well. For instance, some believe that nugs only refer to pieces of bud material that are green or light green in color, and have no green-brown coloration at all. Others believe that the term has something to do with the presence of seeds in the plant material (nug shouldn’t have any seeds).
Note that the word can be spelled in a number of ways, including nugs, nuggs, and nuggz. However, regardless of spelling, the meanings remain the same when it comes to cannabis.