The Brief: "Nussy" is a cheeky slang term for nasal cavity.


As COVID-19 nasal swab tests become commonplace, some people have started referring to nostrils or nasal cavity as “nussies.” A combination of the words “nose” and “p*ssy,” nussy is a playful term for the area inside people’s noses.

According to a Rolling Stone article by EJ Dickson, this phrase has been seen online since at least as early as 2018. The first Urban Dictionary entry on the term was submitted in December 2020.