from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Eye dialect spelling of nuclear.


From a back-spelling of the mispronunciation of nuclear by metathesis and epenthesis (Wiktionary)
From nucule + -ar (Wiktionary)



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  • Did you learn him better?

    September 17, 2008

  • My brother used to say this when he was four.

    When he was FOUR.

    September 17, 2008

  • And will be around long after. Sarah Palin pronounces it like this as well.

    September 12, 2008

  • Was around long before Bush, unfortunately.

    August 14, 2008

  • We are just a few months away from this word's becoming history...buried forever...maybe in a nuclear waste site designed for Bushisms. Perhaps our next President will be able to pronounce words and use the standard received version thereof.

    August 13, 2008

  • :)

    October 11, 2007

  • usage example:

    Whether you're a butterfly or a deep-sea diver,
    The salt of the earth or a scheming conniver,
    A mythical beast like a werewolf or wyvern,
    You will amount to nothing unless you can make a nucular bomb out of paper clips just like McGyver.

    October 11, 2007