nut·​case | \ˈnət-ˌkās \

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berk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-a-ling, ding-dong, dingbat, dipstick, doofus [slang], featherhead, fool, git [British], goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo

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Examples of nutcase in a Sentence

some nutcase was arrested for sending the threatening letters to the White House around the condo complex she's known as the nutcase who consistently ignores the rules

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In the new horror film Truth or Dare, there's no Freddy or Jason, no masked killer, and no nutcase with an axe to grind — or even an axe to wield. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Truth or Dare': How a wicked smile became an unnerving horror treat," 12 Apr. 2018 Roy Moore, who defeated Senator Luther Strange in Tuesday’s Alabama primary, is a nutcase. Alex Shephard, New Republic, "Why Democrats Should Throw the Kitchen Sink at Roy Moore," 28 Sep. 2017 Unfortunately, this is becoming another day at the office prompted by too many guns in the hands of too many nutcases, with laws allowing too many to get guns very easily. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Fleeting unity after congressional baseball shooting (3 letters)," 15 June 2017 Watch the pilot again and marvel as Lynch, the master, the nutcase, so loads each frame with preconscious material—tinnital background river-roar, James Parker, The Atlantic, "How 'Twin Peaks' Invented Modern Television," 13 May 2017

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First Known Use of nutcase

1959, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nutcase

: a crazy or very strange person

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