noun Date: 1900 slang a mental hospital

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  • nuthouse — [nut′hous΄] n. Slang an institution for the mentally ill * * * nut house n. Offensive Slang An institution for the mentally ill. * * * …   Universalium

  • nuthouse — [nut′hous΄] n. Slang an institution for the mentally ill …   English World dictionary

  • nuthouse — noun A lunatic asylum. That guy is crazy; he belongs in a nuthouse. Syn: nutfarm, funny farm, insane asylum, mental hospital …   Wiktionary

  • nuthouse — nut|house [ˈnʌthaus] n 1.) informal a place that is loud, unpleasant, and not organized ▪ I don t want to spend another night in this nuthouse. 2.) old fashioned informal a ↑psychiatric hospital …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nuthouse — AND nut factory; nut foundry; nuthatch n. an insane asylum. □ The judge spent three years in the nuthouse. □ They’re going to send you to the nut foundry some day …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Nuthouse — mental hospital …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • nuthouse — Australian Slang mental hospital …   English dialects glossary

  • nuthouse — nut|house [ nʌt,haus ] noun count OFFENSIVE an offensive word for a hospital for people who are mentally ill …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nuthouse — noun informal an institution for those with psychiatric illnesses …   English new terms dictionary

  • nuthouse — noun (C) slang an offensive word for a psychiatric hospital …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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