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nutty

[nuht-ee] /ˈnʌt i/
adjective, nuttier, nuttiest.
1.
abounding in or producing nuts.
2.
nutlike, especially in flavor.
3.
Slang.
  1. silly or ridiculous:
    a nutty suggestion.
  2. eccentric; queer.
  3. insane.
  4. very or excessively interested, excited, or the like:
    He's nutty about Mexican food.
4.
full of flavor or zest; lively; stimulating; meaty:
He offered several rich, nutty ideas on the subject.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; nut + -y1
Related forms
nuttily, adverb
nuttiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nuttiness

nutty

/ˈnʌtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
containing or abounding in nuts
2.
resembling nuts, esp in taste
3.
a slang word for insane
4.
(informal) foll by over or about. extremely fond (of) or enthusiastic (about)
Derived Forms
nuttily, adverb
nuttiness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for nuttiness

nuttiness

noun

Craziness; insanity; goofiness: Booth's capacity for nuttiness became a legend (1916+)


nutty

adjective

Crazy; very eccentric; nuts: I was just about nutty, I was so lonely (1898+)

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