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nutso

adjective nut·so \ ˈnət-(ˌ)sō \

Definition of nutso

chiefly US, informal
: insane, crazy
  • It's a nutso plan, but it might just work.
  • Months later, midtrial, Davis suddenly comes clean about the dope and the booze. Turned him into a monster, he says. Made him nutso
  • —Carl Hiaasen
  • … guarantees that you make time for each other, no matter how nutso your lives become.
  • —Michele Bender

First Known Use of nutso

1941

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nutso

noun

Definition of nutso

plural nutsos
chiefly US, informal
: a crazy person : nut
  • Research suggests that sports fans are better adjusted, socially and emotionally, than the general population. This might seem implausible to anyone who's turned on the game and seen beery, bare-chested nutsos baying into the camera lens, their bodies painted in team colors like totem poles.
  • —Mike Hendricks

First Known Use of nutso

1961

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