nuthouse

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

Definition of nuthouse

slang
: a mental hospital

Examples of nuthouse in a Sentence

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, 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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First Known Use of nuthouse

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Nuthouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuthouse. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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nuthouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nuthouse

: a hospital for people who are mentally ill

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