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a mental hospital; insane asylum.
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Origin of nut house
First recorded in 1900–05
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How to use nut house in a sentence
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 nut house
/ (ˈnʌtˌhaʊs) /
slang a mental hospital or asylum
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