nutso

adjective
nut·​so | \ ˈnət-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce nutso (audio) \

Definition of nutso

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

nutso

noun
plural nutsos

Definition of nutso (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Adjective

1941, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Nutso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutso. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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