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nut house

or nuthouse

noun, Slang.
a mental hospital; insane asylum.
Origin of nut house
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I won't say I like this place—your world or the nuthouse entrance to it.

    Shock Treatment Stanley Mullen
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(slang) a mental hospital or asylum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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(Variations: box or college or factory or foundry or hatch may replace house) A mental hospital; insane asylum: He has been recalled by the nut college/ goes away to the nut house/ exceptional privacy and independence even in a nut hatch/ a general air of having been redecorated by a parolee from a nut hatch (entry form 1920s+, box 1960s+, college 1934+, factory 1915+, foundry 1932+, hatch 1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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