mental case


plural mental cases
sometimes offensive
: a person who is mentally unsound
That guy is a complete mental case.
not used technically

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mental case was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Mental case.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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