nut·​ter | \ˈnə-tər \

Definition of nutter 

slang, British

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Examples of nutter in a Sentence

rather than ostracizing them, the British seem to cherish their nutters the theory that Jack the Ripper was a nutter infected with venereal disease by a prostitute

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The foie-gras fluffer-nutter certainly accomplishes that. Phil Vettel,, "Blanchard review: Chef Ryan Burns taking the stuffy out of French fine dining," 23 Mar. 2018 Out here in Iowa, Papist nutter Rick Santorum — now accompanied on the campaign trail by the ridiculous Duggar clan, the famous cable-television pullulators — has made this quite clear, over and over again. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Santorum's War Against Women, Continued," 3 Jan. 2012 Matt Bumpas’ work making highly creative desserts — mango-lime marshmallows, his own version of nutter-butters, blood orange semifreddo with clove caramel and orange meringue — earned him high praise as the pastry chef of Seattle’s Poppy. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Sweet Bumpas: The road to ice-cream greatness isn’t always smooth," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of nutter

1958, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nutter

: a crazy or strange person

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