nut·​house ˈnət-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce nuthouse (audio)
: a mental hospital

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Watching them is a balm, and will make your family the jolliest bunch of a-holes this side of the nuthouse. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 30 Sep. 2022 Luther explains that Vanya is on a farm and happy and Diego is in the nuthouse; Allison informs Luther that Klaus has started a cult. Rachel Paige,, 3 Aug. 2020 Most of my fellow members of the media laughed at Harry and portrayed him as a stubborn ol’ coot who probably belonged in the nuthouse. oregonlive, 18 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nuthouse was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Nuthouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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