nut·​house | \ ˈnət-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce nuthouse (audio) \

Definition of nuthouse

: a mental hospital

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Recent Examples on the Web 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,, "R29 Binge Club: Umbrella Academy Season 2 Recap," 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, "Mount St. Helens eruption: Witnesses recall terror, awe when mountain exploded 40 years ago," 18 May 2020

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First Known Use of nuthouse

1900, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2020

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“Nuthouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nuthouse

US, informal + old-fashioned : a hospital for people who are mentally ill

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