nutball

noun
nut·​ball | \ ˈnət-ˌbȯl How to pronounce nutball (audio) \
plural nutballs

Definition of nutball

chiefly US, informal
: a foolish, eccentric, or crazy person : nut sense 6a, nutcase, nutjob … to point out that this nutball had no problem obtaining a 9mm semiautomatic handgun.— Stephen King often used before another noun Young Doctors in Love, a nutball send-up of surgery and soaps …— Lee Wohlfert-Wihlborg

First Known Use of nutball

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nutball

nut entry 1 + -ball (as in oddball, screwball entry 1)

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The first known use of nutball was in 1959

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“Nutball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutball. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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