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In writing, especially journalism, the paragraph or sentence that provides an overview for what the story is about.
"President Lincoln has been shot." would be to one-sentence nutgraf for a story about his assasination
by Brett R May 15, 2005
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Often the second paragraph in a feature news story, it is referred to as such because after the first line (or lead), you have to bust your balls to get the rest of the story out.
A: Hey how's that story on that suspicious white van coming along?
B: Not too bad really, but the nut graf is giving me a hard time.
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