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plural noun
(slang) another word for testicles See testicle
Word Origin
C20: (go)nad
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  • This noise may refer either to the waters, the sounding rivers (nads, nads), or the lowing cows (gavas).

    Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis
Contemporary definitions for nads
plural noun

gonads; testicles, esp. in the sense of having courage


He may not have the nads to go to the coach and ask for help.

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The male gonads; testicles; balls, family jewels: Apparently I was no longer rousing his 'nads/ When we found him his nads were gone

[1980s+; nard, ''testicle,'' is found in 1960s student slang and is probably also a shortening of gonad]

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testicles (from "gonads")


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