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NUTTY (nuttier, nuttiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nutty mean? 

NUTTY (adjective)
  The adjective NUTTY has 2 senses:

1. having the flavor of nuts
2. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

  Familiarity information: NUTTY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NUTTY (adjective)


Sense 1nutty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the flavor of nuts

Synonyms:

nutlike; nutty

Context example:

a nutty sherry

Similar:

tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)


Sense 2nutty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

Synonyms:

around the bend; round the bend; nuts; loony; loco; kooky; kookie; haywire; dotty; daft; crackers; buggy; bonkers; batty; bats; balmy; whacky; wacky; nutty; barmy; loopy; fruity; cracked

Context example:

it used to drive my husband balmy

Similar:

insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)


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