nutty
nutty ut"ty, a. 1. Abounding in nuts. [1913 Webster]

2. Having a flavor like that of nuts; as, nutty wine. [1913 Webster]

3. Crazy; insane; loony; batty; nuts. [slang] [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • nutty — (adj.) early 15c., nut like, from NUT (Cf. nut) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning crazy is from 1898 (see NUTS (Cf. nuts)); earlier amorous, in love (with), 1821. Related: Nuttiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • nutty — [nut′sēnut′ē] adj. nuttier, nuttiest 1. containing or producing many nuts 2. having a nutlike flavor 3. Slang a) enthusiastic, often to excess b) queer, foolish, crazy, etc.: also nutsy [nut′sē] …   English World dictionary

  • nutty — adj. (slang) 1) nutty to + inf. (it s nutty to behave like that) 2) (misc.) as nutty as a fruitcake * * * [ nʌtɪ] (misc.) as nutty as a fruitcake (slang) nutty to + int. (it s nutty to behave like that) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nutty — [[t]nʌ̱ti[/t]] nuttier, nuttiest 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe food as nutty, you mean that it tastes of nuts, has the texture of nuts, or is made with nuts. ...nutty butter cookies... Chick peas have a distinctive, delicious and nutty flavour.… …   English dictionary

  • Nutty — This article is about 1980 s UK comic book. For the character from Happy Tree Friends, see Nutty (Happy Tree Friends). Nutty Publication information Publisher D. C. Thomson Co. Ltd Publication date 16 February 1980 …   Wikipedia

  • nutty — nut|ty [ˈnʌti] adj 1.) informal crazy ▪ It s another of his nutty ideas. ▪ She s nutty as a fruitcake (=completely crazy) . 2.) tasting like, or containing, nuts ▪ This coffee has a rich nutty flavour. ▪ a nutty cake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nutty — adjective 1 tasting like nuts: This coffee has a rich nutty flavour. 2 containing or filled with nuts: a nutty cake 3 informal crazy: another of his nutty ideas | nutty as a fruitcake (=completely crazy) nuttiness noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nutty — nuttily, adv. nuttiness, n. /nut ee/, adj., nuttier, nuttiest. 1. abounding in or producing nuts. 2. nutlike, esp. in flavor. 3. Slang. a. silly or ridiculous: a nutty suggestion. b. eccentric; queer …   Universalium

  • nutty — UK [ˈnʌtɪ] / US adjective Word forms nutty : adjective nutty comparative nuttier superlative nuttiest 1) informal crazy, or very strange He had this nutty idea about buying a castle in Scotland. 2) containing nuts, or having the taste of nuts… …   English dictionary

  • nutty — /ˈnʌti / (say nutee) adjective (nuttier, nuttiest) 1. containing many nuts. 2. nut like, especially in taste. 3. Colloquial silly or stupid; crazy. –phrase Colloquial 4. nutty as a fruitcake, completely mad 5. nutty over (or about),… …   Australian English dictionary

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