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nut | nutter British English Offensive

Meaning: a crazy or strange person

For example:

  • Howard turned into a real nut in his old age. He wouldn't go outside because he thought alien beings from another planet were after him.

  • How did a nutter like Gordon get to be office manager?

Variety: This slang is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

A person could be called a nut or a nutter if they
  1. love eating nuts
  2. have lots of lovers
  3. behave strangely

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