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nutter

[nuht-er] /ˈnʌt ər/
noun
1.
a person who gathers nuts.
2.
British Slang. an insane person.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; nut + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for nutter

nutter

/ˈnʌtə/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) a mad or eccentric person
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Word Origin and History for nutter
n.

"one who gathers nuts," late 15c., from nut + -er (1). Meaning "crazy person" is British slang, 1958, from nut + -er (3). Nuttery "mental hospital" is attested from 1931; earlier it meant "place for storing nuts" (1881).

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Slang definitions & phrases for nutter

nutter

noun

A crazy person; nut, nutball: the Zodiac killer or some nutter on the loose/ Mick Jagger says there will always be the nutters

[1958+; a British coinage and still chiefly British; perhaps influenced by Nutter,trademark name of a butter made from nuts, found by 1906]


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