nut house

or nut·house


noun Slang.

a mental hospital; insane asylum.

Origin of nut house

First recorded in 1900–05
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Related Words for nut house

bedlam, madhouse, bughouse, sanatorium, sanitarium

Examples from the Web for nut house

Historical Examples of nut house

  • "Say, this island'll be a nut-house if this keeps up," Pete Murphy said irritably.

    Angel Island

    Inez Haynes Gillmore