What's the etymology of the British informal usage of the word "nutmeg" as a verb to mean "kicking a ball through a player's legs", usually used in football? It doesn't seem to bear any relation to the noun.
- Anybody can ask a question
- Anybody can answer
- The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
This is what Wikipedia considers the most likely:
Hence it would bear some tenuous relationship to the noun. The Guardian also has an article about this; it agrees with Wikipedia on the most likely source of the word:
Here's some further corroboration for @drm65 from Etymonline which even pinpoints the location of those crafty colonists: