nut house

or nuthouse


noun Slang.

a mental hospital; insane asylum.

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Origin of nut house

First recorded in 1900–05
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Example sentences 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

British Dictionary definitions for nut house

nuthouse
/ (ˈnʌtˌhaʊs) /

noun

slang a mental hospital or asylum
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