nuthouse

noun

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

Examples of nuthouse in a Sentence

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, refinery29.com, 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of nuthouse was in 1900

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“Nuthouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuthouse. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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