nut house

or nut·house


noun Slang.

a mental hospital; insane asylum.

Nearby words

  1. nusku,
  2. nut,
  3. nut case,
  4. nut dash,
  5. nut grass,
  6. nut key,
  7. nut oil,
  8. nut pine,
  9. nut quad,
  10. nut sedge

Origin of nut house

First recorded in 1900–05

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nut house

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

    Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore