nutty

adjective
nut·​ty | \ ˈnə-tē \
nuttier; nuttiest

Definition of nutty

1 : having or producing nuts
2 : having a flavor like that of nuts
3 : eccentric, silly also : mentally unbalanced

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Other Words from nutty

nuttily \ ˈnə-​tə-​lē \ adverb
nuttiness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for nutty

Synonyms

balmy, barmy [chiefly British], bats, batty, bedlam, bonkers, brainsick, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, crackpot, cranky [dialect], crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, demented, deranged, fruity [slang], gaga, haywire, insane, kooky (also kookie), loco [slang], loony (also looney), loony tunes (or looney tunes), lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, meshuga (or meshugge), moonstruck, non compos mentis, nuts, psycho, psychotic, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, unbalanced, unhinged, unsound, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky), wud [chiefly Scottish]

Antonyms

balanced, compos mentis, sane, sound, uncrazy

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Examples of nutty in a Sentence

candy with a nutty taste the only other prisoner in the dungeon was a nutty soul who feasted on bugs

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Venezuela is known for its nutty, delicate cocoa, but sadly, not that many American bean-to-bar makers are using it. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "These Local Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Makers Have You Covered for Valentine’s Day," 7 Feb. 2018 Made by Nashville's Christie Cookie Co., these cookies are extra nutty to offset the sweetness of the white chocolate. Lyndsey Matthews, Town & Country, "8 Things You Need to Eat and Drink at the Masters," 11 Apr. 2017 Pineapple and sunflower seeds Sunflower seeds highlights the delicious pineapple and gives it a nutty flavor. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Pick the Best Pineapple," 29 Aug. 2018 Shot through with tamarind, tomato paste, and nutty annatto oil, the crimson broth at Bún Riêu 41 has amazing depth. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 Some of those days must have been 120 hours, or something nutty. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Recode Decode," 2 Nov. 2018 Pomegranate Quinoa Yogurt Bowl This fruity, nutty yogurt bowl makes a great snack or breakfast. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's the Best Way to Seed a Pomegranate," 3 Oct. 2018 Ever gone to a Korean restaurant and gotten a nutty tasting tea? Nuy Cho, Redbook, "12 Korean Beauty Hacks for Perfect Skin," 17 July 2018 Coffee drinkers who have largely caffeinated themselves on the deep, dark roasts of ’Bucks or Peet’s are now encountering myriad flavors in their cups, notes that are nutty, fruity, spicy, earthy, floral, sour and more. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "What's in a cup? Chicago specialty roasters showcase sips in all shades of black," 9 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of nutty

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nutty was in the 15th century

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nutty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of nutty

: tasting or smelling like nuts

: containing nuts

: silly, strange, or foolish

nutty

adjective
nut·​ty | \ ˈnə-tē \
nuttier; nuttiest

Kids Definition of nutty

1 : not showing good sense a nutty idea
2 : having a flavor like that of nuts

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