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Definition of nuts

1 informal : enthusiastic, keen nuts for animals and children— Rick Reilly
2 informal : 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

They looked at me like I was nuts. the bizarre rantings in the notes left behind by the serial killer convinced the police that the guy was nuts
Recent Examples on the Web In 2015, Sargento rolled out Balanced Breaks — a snack pack of cheese, nuts and fruit — in four varieties. jsonline.com, "Americans love soda, fancy water and fake milk. Can the dairy industry keep up?," 7 Jan. 2020 Explaining why the Doom Eternal team went nuts adding so many new tools and moves to this sequel, Creative Director Hugo Martin told me: The flow state in the last game, for many, not everyone, got repetitive by the third act of the game. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Doom Eternal hands-on: It’s more, more, more—and maybe just a little bit less, too," 23 Jan. 2020 Doumbouya teammates on the bench went nuts with Thon Maker and Christian Wood leading the encouragement. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons rookie Sekou Doumbouya's emphatic dunk goes viral in win vs. Cavaliers," 8 Jan. 2020 In other words, bobcats are nuts, trying both to hide their poop and advertise it. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, "11 Kinds of Animal Poop Hunters Should Know," 13 Jan. 2020 About 20 years ago, Charles Boone and Brenda Andrews decided to do something slightly nuts. Quanta Magazine, "How Many Genes Do Cells Need? Maybe Almost All of Them," 19 Apr. 2018 The scene was wild, completely nuts, and symbolic of a team that made a habit of improbable feats under the stewardship of manager Bruce Bochy. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Memorable moments: Travis Ishikawa launches Giants to the World Series," 26 Dec. 2019 And the smell — of petrol and cooking oil, of nuts roasting and plantains frying, of sweat and sewage — quickly swept me up out of jet-lag into the right now of Ghana’s capital, Accra. Jacqueline Woodson, New York Times, "Jacqueline Woodson on Africa, America and Slavery’s Fierce Undertow," 9 Dec. 2019 Add chocolate chips and brandy (and nuts, if using) to one bowl and white chips and crème de cacao to the other. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brandy Alexander Christmas Cups," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of nuts

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Feb 2020

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“Nuts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuts. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nuts

informal
: very enthusiastic about or interested in something
: feeling affection or love for someone or something
\ ˈnəts How to pronounce nuts (audio) \

Kids Definition of nuts

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

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