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nut house

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noun Slang.

a mental hospital; insane asylum.

RELATED WORDS

sanitarium, bedlam, madhouse, bughouse, sanatorium

Nearby words

nusku, nut, nut case, nut dash, nut grass, nut house, nut key, nut oil, nut pine, nut quad, nut sedge

Origin of nut house

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for nuthouse

  • So Peggy calls 911 and gets the loony copywriter sent off to the nuthouse.

    Mad Men’s ‘The Runaways’: Three-Way Sex and Self-Mutilation in the Craziest Episode Yet|Marlow Stern|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • I won't say I like this place—your world or the nuthouse entrance to it.

    Shock Treatment|Stanley Mullen

British Dictionary definitions for nuthouse

nuthouse

/ (ˈnʌtˌhaʊs) /

noun

slang a mental hospital or asylum
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