nut


nut

noun

Definition of NUT

1
a person of odd or whimsical habits <a show devoted to those lovable nuts who collect the weirdest things just for fun>
2
a person who lacks good sense or judgment <anyone who runs into traffic like that sure is a nut>
Near Antonyms sage, thinker; brain, genius
3
a person with a strong and habitual liking for something <a baseball nut who waited 86 years for the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series>
Synonyms addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker
Antonyms nonfan
4
a person judged to be legally or medically insane <the man walking down the street talking to himself looked like a nut until we realized he was talking into his cell phone>
5
something that requires thought and skill for resolution <the question of how to increase functionality without decreasing efficiency may prove to be a tough nut to crack>
Antonyms answer, solution
6
slang  the upper or front part of the body that contains the brain, the major sense organs, and the mouth <he didn't appreciate his friend's jibe about watching his big nut when getting into the car>
Synonyms bean, block [slang], dome, mazard (or mazzard) [chiefly dialect], nob, noddle, noggin, noodle, nut [slang], pate, poll
Related Words cranium, crown, scalp, skull; occiput
7
nuts pl  language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense <responding to your opponent's every argument with Nuts! is not exactly finely reasoned refutation>

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