nutball

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nutball was in 1959

Dictionary Entries Near nutball

Cite this Entry

“Nutball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutball. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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