nut house

or nut·house

noun Slang.

a mental hospital; insane asylum.

Origin of nut house

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of nuthouse

Historical Examples of nuthouse

  • 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



slang a mental hospital or asylum
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