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nutty

[ nuht-ee ]
/ ˈnʌt i /
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adjective, nut·ti·er, nut·ti·est.
abounding in or producing nuts.
nutlike, especially in flavor.
Slang.
  1. silly or ridiculous: a nutty suggestion.
  2. eccentric; queer.
  3. insane.
  4. very or excessively interested, excited, or the like: He's nutty about Mexican food.
full of flavor or zest; lively; stimulating; meaty: He offered several rich, nutty ideas on the subject.
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Origin of nutty

First recorded in 1655–65; nut + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM nutty

nut·ti·ly, adverbnut·ti·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nutty

nutty
/ (ˈnʌtɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest
containing or abounding in nuts
resembling nuts, esp in taste
a slang word for insane
(foll by over or about) informal extremely fond (of) or enthusiastic (about)

Derived forms of nutty

nuttily, adverbnuttiness, noun
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