A prefix applied to various styles of music since the mid or late 1990s. Especially found in "nu-metal" and "nu-rock": KoRn, Staind, Linkin Park and Disturbed are examples.
From a phonetic/perverted spelling of "new".
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(n.) a term of endearment similar to honey, baby, sweetie, or lovebug
You are the cutest little nu-nu I've ever seen.
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Female private part... Vagina
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Alt spelling of new.

On the internet it became a meme when it was attached to a specific genre of music, i.e. nu metal. Nu, in it's more specialized meaning, denotes the re-envisioning of some art (music, film, fiction, etc.) with specific attention to pop-culture references and image as part of the creative process and the whole package.
Korn, Limp Biscuit, System of a Down and Slipnot are all bands that play nu metal.

Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and Takashi Miike are all auteurs of nu in film.
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Pete: I'm going to throw your c.d.s out the window if you don't shut up!!
Self: Nu! Nu Pete, dun do it!

(Also see dun for definition.)
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