nutter

[nuht-er]

noun

a person who gathers nuts.
British Slang. an insane person.

Nearby words

  1. nuts and bolts,
  2. nuts and bolts, the,
  3. nutshell,
  4. nutso,
  5. nutsy,
  6. nutting,
  7. nutting, wallace,
  8. nutty,
  9. nutty as a fruitcake,
  10. nutwood

Origin of nutter

First recorded in 1475–85; nut + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for nutter

nutter

noun

British slang a mad or eccentric person
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Word Origin and History for nutter

nutter

n.

"one who gathers nuts," late 15c., from nut + -er (1). Meaning "crazy person" is British slang, 1958, from nut + -er (3). Nuttery "mental hospital" is attested from 1931; earlier it meant "place for storing nuts" (1881).

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