They queued at roadside snack stands for rations of peanuts, a holiday tradition.
Online advertising revenue “is peanuts compared to what you need to sustain a newspaper.”
For my 6th birthday, my parents surprised me with two peanuts books, collections of weekly published comics.
Charles Schulz has this really dark streak that comes out in peanuts… Lynn Johnston talks about dealing with depression.
And for the lucky ones with peanuts books, a world that filled long summer afternoons in treehouses, parks and summer camp cots.
He tried at the door with one hand and in the other he held an unexhausted bag of peanuts.
We got Christmas Holidays an' a stockin' full of candy an' peanuts.
The buttered pan was ready with the peanuts in and the candy was poured over them.
He invested a nickel in peanuts, and the pair devoured them ravenously.
In bagging the peanuts, care should be taken to have the sacks well filled.
1807, earlier ground nut, ground pea (1769). The plant is native to S.America. Portuguese traders took peanuts from Brazil and Peru to Africa by 1502 and it is known to have been cultivated in Chekiang Province in China by 1573, probably arriving with Portuguese sailors who made stops in Brazil en route to the Orient. Peanut butter attested by 1892; peanut brittle is from 1894. Peanut gallery "topmost rows of a theater" is from 1874, American English; peanuts "trivial sum" is from 1934.
A popular comic strip drawn by Charles M. Schulz. The world of Peanuts is populated by pint-sized versions of adults: perennial optimist and born loser Charlie Brown; bossy, loud-mouthed Lucy; gentle Linus with his security blanket; Schroeder, the brooding piano player; and many others.
Note: Perhaps the most popular character is the beagle Snoopy, Charlie Brown's dog, who is often accompanied by his feathered friend, Woodstock.
: a peanut operation
A small or trivial person; something insignificant (1934+)