nut·​case | \ ˈnət-ˌkās How to pronounce nutcase (audio) \

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The Trump factor alone suggests that the odds are high Republicans will nominate some nutcase candidates in winnable races who make Marjorie Taylor Greene seem like a moderate. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 1 Mar. 2022 That’s the date when nutcase Congressman Paul Gosar posted that hideous tweet about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 15 Nov. 2021 This sole non-English-language chapter is an immediately over-the-top mad scientist fantasia, with Budi Ross as a cackling nutcase in scrubs whose unfortunate subjects (there are many) get subjected to the most diabolical surgical procedures. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 6 Oct. 2021 When Gwyneth Paltrow tells her followers to stay away from nightshade vegetables and promotes juice cleanses, she’s considered a nutcase. Alex Kuczynski, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Aug. 2019 In fact, chances are your local paper is owned by either asset-stripping private equity vampires, or some local right-wing millionaire nutcase. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, 9 Aug. 2019 Patrick Varone, who hosts the web show Shot Topics, considers this fight the moment Pump went from just another reality show to Bravo’s nutcase juggernaut. Danny Murphy, Marie Claire, 3 Dec. 2018 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, 12 Apr. 2018 Roy Moore, who defeated Senator Luther Strange in Tuesday’s Alabama primary, is a nutcase. Alex Shephard, New Republic, 28 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of nutcase

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Nutcase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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