nuts

adjective \ ˈnəts \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of nuts

informal
1 : enthusiastic, keen
  • nuts for animals and children
  • —Rick Reilly
2 : insane, crazy
  • said that it was a novel and all the people who said otherwise were nuts
  • —Flannery O'Connor

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Examples of nuts in a Sentence

  1. They looked at me like I was nuts.

  2. the bizarre rantings in the notes left behind by the serial killer convinced the police that the guy was nuts

Recent Examples of nuts from the Web

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First Known Use of nuts

1785

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NUTS Defined for English Language Learners

nuts

Definition of nuts for English Language Learners

  • : very enthusiastic about or interested in something

  • : feeling affection or love for someone or something


NUTS Defined for Kids

nuts

adjective \ ˈnəts \

Definition of nuts for Students

1 : enthusiastic about or interested in something
  • She was nuts about horror movies.
2 : crazy 1
  • All this noise is going to make me nuts.


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