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

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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Whereas the Military Latte is pleasantly balanced between the grassy tea, earthier espresso and light kiss of vanilla, the Black Camo is nuttier and more aromatic, the tea’s scent seductively wafting off the creamy, silky foam. Joseph Hernandez,, "Drink this! Sawada's aromatic Black Camo Latte a seductive, nutty sip," 9 Mar. 2018 Well, there’s always the fashion parade, getting nuttier by the hour. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors’ Game 2 a vintage night at Oracle," 3 June 2018 The rebound in commodity markets is getting nuttier. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ," 20 Mar. 2018 Whisk in flour and cook, whisking occasionally, until flour begins to smell a bit nutty, about 4 minutes. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "BA's Best Lasagna," 19 Mar. 2018 Eager shoppers got a little nutty when Nutella was slashed to 70% off at some supermarkets throughout France. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "This Nutella Sale Was So Good People Lost Their Minds," 26 Jan. 2018 Drink your Nutella Add a spoon or two of Nutella to your hot chocolate, milkshake, smoothie or even martini for a nuttier taste and impressive chocolate swirl. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "5 Nutella Recipes That Will Make You Say 'Peanut Butter Who?'," 5 Feb. 2018 This is how vegetarian fare should taste; layered like lasagna with flavorful vegetables and nutty cheese. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Butternut Squash and Kale Torte," 6 Nov. 2014 It’s as sticky as English toffee, nutty as a pecan log, and served hot and fresh in small batches finished on the smokers. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Texas Pride Barbecue," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of nutty

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of nutty

: tasting or smelling like nuts

: containing nuts

: silly, strange, or foolish


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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